Keynote Speaker - 14th Annual Wells Conference


Thursday, March 7, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
at Capital University Law School
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Topic: "Substance Abuse, Medical Marijuana and Child Welfare"

The lunchtime Keynote speaker for the Wells Conference is Sebastien Cotte.  Mr. Cotte holds a business degree and has 15 years of experience working at several Fortune 500 companies.  Yet, he has unique experience on the issues of Medical Marijuana

Mr. Cotte’s son was born with a rare Mitochondrial disease, usually fatal to a child by the age of 2.  In fact, his son, Jagger, was sent home from the hospital at one year-old already enrolled in hospice care.  Mr. Cotte researched the potential benefits of medical marijuana for his son’s condition.  Mr. Cotte’s personal story involves a harrowing move with his sick son to a state that allows medical marijuana, advocating for and succeeding to change the law in his home state, success, and then a move back.  Through it all, he demonstrated the power of a parent’s tenacity to get educated on the facts and to try anything to save his child.  Jagger just celebrated his eighth birthday; to which Mr. Jagger credits, among other things, his administration of medical marijuana to his son.

Mr. Cotte serves as an ambassador for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and is one of the co-founders of Georgia's Hope, the leadership parent group that was successful in getting a Medical Cannabis law passed in Georgia.  He is the national business/education director and a board member for the Flowering Hope Foundation (a 501c not-for-profit that provides education and patient support for Cannabinol products).  He serves on other Boards, provides public speaking and education on the topic, and a cannabis education website.
Mr. Cotte will appear for 45 minutes, via video conference, to address attendees at the Wells Conference during lunch.  His presentation and comments portends to be an important and personal highlight of the conference.

Registration is $60, and includes lunch.  The conference will occur at Capital University Law School, 303 East Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215.  Six CLEs, and six CEUs (for Social Workers and Counselors) are pending approval. 

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