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.