Keynote Speakers

Uma Dhanabalan smuhw

Global Health & Hygiene Solutions, LLC
Uplifting Health & Wellness
127 West Central St Suite 220
Natick, MA 01760
(508) 444-2324

Dr. Dhanabalan is a highly respected physician trained in Family Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, specialized in heavy metals, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist and Medical Review Officer.
She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from Rutgers University and Medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. She completed a Family Practice Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, South Carolina and then her Master’s in Public Health and Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency and Fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston Massachusetts. She is also Certified by the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council.
She has received awards from the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine for her research project: “Occupational & Environmental Exposure to Lead in South India”, from The 7th World Ayurveda Conference & Arogya Expo for her presentation “Cannabis & The Therapeutic Uses" and the Educational Achievement Award presented by Clover Leaf at Cannabis Business Award 2017
She is the Founder/CEO for Global Health & Hygiene Solutions, LLC established in 2006, with a mission to promote wellness and prevent illness. She worked for Kimberly Clark as Regional Medical Director for Asia Pacific She worked for the Hanford Site in Richland, Washington, the largest and most complex cleanup projects in the world, where plutonium was manufactured for the first nuclear bomb detonated in Japan.
She created the TotalHealthCareTHC model where she “Educates Embraces Empowers” patients and promotes cannabis as a treatment option at Uplifting Health and Wellness, in Natick, Massachusetts. She is an advocate, activist and educator and speaks globally about cannabis as a plant medicine. Her mission is to change the Stigma regarding Cannabis and for the world to know about the Endocannabinoid system through education
Dr Dhanabalan states “Cannabis is not for everyone, yet it should be a first line option not the last resort” and “Cannabis is not an entrance drug, it is an exit drug from pharmaceuticals, narcotics, alcohol and nicotine.”

mattMatt Dubois - Dubois Law LLC, PA

Matt Dubois founded one of Maine's first cannabis law firms in 2015 to protect the rights of Maine medical cannabis patients, caregivers, and cannabis businesses. He assists clients with all aspects· of Maine's medical and adult-use cannabis laws, including licensing, business formation and operations, compliance, and representation before state agencies and courts. He is an advocate for clear laws and rules that patients and cannabis businesses can follow without unnecessary risk of criminal liability. Matt obtained his Bachelor's degree in English from SUNY Geneseo, and graduated cum laude from Buffalo School of Law in 2013.





Janel Dena Ralph - Palmetto Synergistic Research LLC

Janel Ralph is the CEO of Palmetto Synergistic Research LLC, a co-founder of Agricultural Hemp Solutions, and founder of Compassionate South Carolina. Palmetto Synergistic Research LLC is a South Carolina based company that produces Palmetto Harmony full spectrum cannabis oils. Agricultural Hemp Solutions is a full-service government relations firm that works on comprehensive hemp legislation in States across the country. Compassionate South Carolina is a not-for-profit C-3 patient’s advocacy group that educates South Carolina residents on the importance of alternative treatments for debilitating conditions. Compassionate South Carolina is also currently advocating to pass the Compassionate Care Act, which is a comprehensive medical marijuana bill in SC.

Janel entered the Cannabis industry as a parent advocate. Years of research led her to the discovery that CBD, sourced from the bloom of the Cannabis Sativa L plant, would potentially benefit her child. Janel’s daughter, Harmony, suffers from a rare genetic condition called Lissencephaly. After several failed attempts to obtain a safe, tested, CBD-rich oil for her child, she decided she would need to become the source. From this research and extensive testing, Palmetto Harmony was cultivated.

Palmetto Harmony is a high CBD/low THC oil that was designed to provide relief for Harmony. Since starting on this oil, Harmony has gained a quality of life that no synthetic drug ever provided her. After seeing her child's own success, Janel knew she needed to make these products as accessible as possible to anyone else who could benefit from them. Today, Palmetto Harmony products can be found on storefront shelves throughout the country and overseas. These products have improved the quality of life for people suffering around the world.

Through top of the line customer support, thorough lab testing with every batch, and the first ever nationally aired commercial for a cannabis-based product, the Palmetto Harmony brand is establishing itself as household name. With all of this, along with two governmental relations firms, Ms. Ralph is determined to bring hemp out of the shadows of marijuana and to bring the full hemp industry into the 21st century.