Cannabis Science Conference (CSC) is the world’s largest and most technical cannabis science expo, pulling together cannabis industry experts, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and more.  2018 is going to be the biggest year yet, as CSC brings expanded academic cannabis sessions and a new pharmaceutical cannabis track, along with new content in the medical and scientifically technical sessions. The conference aims to help improve cannabis science for all, while the industry continues to exponentially grow across the globe.

Each year this conference becomes more exciting, dynamic and incredibly relevant as the science and policy behind cannabis is continuously changing. The analytical track focuses on testing and research conducted within the cannabis industry; the medical track spotlights potential cannabis treatments for medical conditions and last but not least, the cultivation track will cover the science behind growing. No matter which track you choose to follow, you are sure to learn something new.

Read on to learn more about CMW Media’s top picks on who to see and what to learn at the 2018 Cannabis Science Conference in Portland, OR.

Fran Drescher: My Journey from Cancer to Cannabis

Fran Drescher will share her personal journey with cannabis as a medicine. Suffering from inflammation as a consequence of her cancer surgery, Fran began to experiment with cannabis medicinals to help support her body and reduce inflammation. Fran will also share the groundbreaking work she is doing with The Cancer Schmancer Movement and the Fran Drescher Master Class Health Summit, both of which educate people on whole body wellness and preventing disease.

Making Cannabis Better and Safer

Ethan Russo, MD, Dir of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI).

This presentation will address various cannabis controversies regarding cannabis components, their therapeutic effects, delivery systems, and the issue of pesticide contamination. Suggestions will be offered based on the latest scientific developments and the author’s experience over 22 years of research in practice and industry work.

Docs and Jocks Panel

The “Doc,” Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, MRO, of Uplifting Health & Wellness, will discuss medical cannabis with the “Jocks”—former NFL players Eben Britton and Marvin Washington, former NHL player Riley Cote, former NBA player Cliff Robinson, and WPL Rugby Superstar Anna Symonds. They will take a closer look at the opportunities for, and opposition to, cannabis in professional sports. This panel discussion was designed to share inside perspectives into the applications of medical cannabis in professional sports. The discussion will combine these shared perspectives and larger-than life personalities along with opportunities for audience interaction and is the “do not miss event” of this year’s conference!

Cannabis for Children – A Pediatrician’s Perspective

Bonni Goldstein, MD, Medical Director, Canna Centers.

As a pediatrician and cannabis specialist, Dr. Goldstein will discuss her experience treating hundreds of seriously ill children with cannabis medicine. Although cannabis treatment for children is still considered controversial in the traditional medical community, recent research supports endocannabinoid system dysfunction as the root cause of symptoms for these difficult-to-treat conditions. Dr. Goldstein’s presentation will provide the latest scientific findings from global research and her own clinical findings.

Medical Miracles or Simply Science – Once Cancer Mom’s Road to a Cure

Tracy Ryan, CEO and Founder of CannaKids and Saving Sophie

When your infant is diagnosed with cancer, life as you know it ends, and a new one takes shape. One of uncertainty, filled with fear, and hopes for one day finding a cure. But when there is no cure, what do you do? Tracy Ryan’s journey has taken her from diagnosis of her baby to preclinical pediatric cancer trials with some of the top researchers for cannabis and cancer in the world, including UCLA and The Technion Institute in Israel. Learn about her path, how her daughter’s brain tumor is now growing in humanized mice that pump actual human blood, and how she plans to turn the medical industry on its head. 

Pre-Conference – Canna Boot Camp (SOLD OUT!)

Rumor has it that Jim Belushi will be in attendance on Monday, the first day of the conference. If you have a ticket to the sold-out Canna Boot Camp, consider yourself lucky. Not only will you be immersed in hands-on learning sessions covering everything from cultivation, extraction, analytical testing, manufacturing and more, but you’re likely to catch a glimpse of the famous actor and cannabis advocate himself.

Don’t miss the mixer and evening networking event on Tuesday, hosted by CSC’s Title/Founding Sponsor, Shimadzu. Here you will get a chance to mix and mingle with some of the most influential leaders, movers and shakers of the industry as well as other Founding Sponsors of the event, Fritsch, RESTEK, MilliporeSigma, Chalice Farms, G.I. Grow, jCanna, and Weedmaps.

CMW Media is proud to be the official press team for the Cannabis Science Conference. Be sure to stop by booth 438 to say hello and learn more about all the amazing PR and marketing services that CMW Media offers to cannabis and bio-science companies worldwide

To download a pdf of the final program, click here.