KAYVAN KHALATBARI – THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY AND SCIENCE RESEARCH
This event was held January 29, 2016 at the Resort at Squaw Creek
Doors opened at 5:30 p.m. Event began at 6:30 p.m.
Denver Relief Consulting co-founders Kayvan Khalatbari and Ean Seeb will lead an informative discussion along with a panel of prominent experts about responsible social, economic and environmental best practices in the regulated cannabis industry, one of the most rapidly expanding and evolving industries in America. They will touch on the medical benefits of cannabis, new research and technologies and a look at what’s ahead.
This event will have a special introduction from Moonshine Ink Associate Editor Kara Fox. She will provide a personal account of their family’s journey and alternative healing path for her son, Julian who suffers from cerebral palsy and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. After two years of having up to 30 seizures a day and months experimenting with various medicinal trials and alternative therapies to no avail, the use of CBD’s has dramatically reduced daily seizures for Julian and enabled him to have a better quality of life. Read more about Julian’s story here.
Khalatbari co-founded Denver Relief, a medical and adult-use cannabis dispensary, the second oldest and the longest continuously operating cannabis business in the city, serving several thousand regular patients and customers in Denver. The dispensary has won numerous awards and carries internationally recognized strains for patients. Khalatbari worked with entrepreneurs pursuing business in the cannabis field who are interested in social responsibility and like minded endeavours.
He has been an active participant at Sensible Colorado, volunteering for patients’ rights and proactive regulation over cannabis. Khalatbari was also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of America (MMAPA), an organization that worked to raise awareness of the positive attributes of medical cannabis use, decrease the negative social stigma correlated with cannabis, and provide aid to patients who are unable to afford access to cannabis medicine. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Cannabis Industry Association (ILCIA),as well as was elected in June 2015 to sit on the Board of Directors for the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA).
Kayvan has been a “big brother” mentor for Denver Kids Inc. since 2007, and has been guiding his current “little brother” since 2009. Denver Kids Inc. is a nonprofit that works with Denver Public Schools to pair at-risk students with educational counselors and community mentors. Khalatbari serves on the CYSO board of directors, The Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as founded the Denver Relief Green Team which focuses on on the ethical framework of cannabis business professionals.
Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) would like to thank everyone who attended the event. It was an inspiring and illuminating presentation! Audience members had such passionate and thoughtful questions during the speaker Q & A portion. A very special thanks to our generous event and organization sponsors. Also, thank you to those who participated in our silent charity auction and raffle. Our organization is deeply appreciative of the generous and continued support from our members, donors, and sponsors.
Thank you to everyone who attended this event!