Garbarini Illuminated Lockets Given As Galileo Award to Clint Werner and Dr. Donald Abrams at the Second Annual MAPS Psychedelic Science Conference in Oakland, CA
The Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, California hosted the second international Psychedelic Science Conference April 18th -21st, 2013. MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelics) established in 1986 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Over 100 of the world’s leading researchers from 13 countries presented. Over 1800 attendees from San Francisco, the Bay Area and all over the country and world gathered to shares ideas, research and information.
The Marketplace was full of vendors, healers, bodyworkers, a teahouse, and an impressive art gallery. It was an absolute honor to be among many of our favorite visionary artists like Alex and Allyson Grey, Android Jones, Autumn Skye Morrison, Clay Chollar, Peter Westermann, Mark Henson, DeLa and MANY more. The vendor lineup, which included Dr. Bronners Soap, DanceSafe, Erowid, Leom Designs, HydroSouls, just to name a few, was great.
A special thanks goes to Virginia Wright, Director of Marketing and Development at MAPS and Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of MAPS for choosing to use Garbarini Illuminated Lockets as the Galileo Award. Clint Werner and his partner Donald Abrams were awarded the Galileo Award at Saturday night’s Myron Stolaroff Tribute Dinner. Donald Abrams is chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital. Clint Werner is the author of Marijuana: Gateway to Health. Together over the past two decades they have researched, studied, educated others and campaigned for the use of medical marijuana. They were awarded the Galileo Award for their ongoing persistent efforts and their significant achievements. It was the highlight of our weekend, seeing the Garbarini Illuminated Lockets given on stage to these two gentleman. One was a clear quartz featuring high quality cannabis, the other a Tourmalinated Quartz lit by an LED light. Following the award ceremony was a performance by Phadroid Jones, check out the video below!
We will definitely be back next year and highly recommend this event. The shared wisdom of this entire community is outstanding and I really believe working to make the world a better place. Interested in a glimpse of what goes on? Check out videos from the past conferences are available on the MAPS website.
One step FURTHUR….Bill Walton rocking his Garbarini Pendant New Years at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, CA.
Still soaking in the fabulous vibe of celebrating Chels-a’s 30th birthday on fantasy island at Mayan Holidaze in Tulum, the Illuminated Jewelry team pumped the positivity at Furthur. Furthur, at the Bill Graham Civic Center downtown San Fransisco was a beautiful multigenerational gathering of loving like minded folks. Parents and their adult children and sometimes grandchildren frequented our booth. One father shared with his adult son how he had first brought him to see Jerry Garcia at the Bill Graham when he was four months old. He pushed his way to the front with his new baby, stayed for two songs then made his way to take his other two children to the front. He raised his three children in a VW bus on Grateful Dead tour selling quartz.
The big highlight of our weekend was connecting with Bill Walton and his wife Lori. The production was exquisitely orchestrated at the stroke of midnight, Bill was onstage dressed as father time wearing his new teal lit pendant as a phoenix with a beautiful woman riding it flew down over the crowd and landed on the stage. The crowd raged as the Band went into Sugar Magnolia to ring in the New Year.
We are extremely grateful for all the love and support we have received over the past year as a growing small business. Thank you to all the friends and family who are an integral part of this journey!