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Sunday, March 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cannabis: Past, Present and Exciting Future

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The past decade has seen significant advances in cannabis research, legislation and its use in medicine and recreation. The plant produces over 60 different cannabinoids, and their biological effects are diverse. Cannabinoids are becoming a powerful technology; simultaneously ancient and cutting-edge.
Hyasynth Bio (www.hyasynth.bio) is overclocking cannabinoid production by using microorganisms instead of the plant to supply new therapeutics. In Canada, the legal climate has enabled Tilray (www.tilray.ca) to significantly advance the scientific understanding of the plant and its therapeutic potential. California-based Constance Pure Botanical Extracts (www.cbdfarm.org) is the subject of research after oncology-followed, stage-four cancer patients unexpectedly test cancer-free after using her cannabis extracts.
We’ll be discussing the present and biosynthetic future of cannabinoids, and show how startup companies and communities harness the plant's potential from benchtop to bedside.

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Kevin Chen

COO & Co-Founder, Hyasynth Bio
Biochemist/entrepreneur by day and biohacker by night. My passion is for biotech and all things science. I'm here to learn, share, inspire and innovate. Enthusiast for hacking/making.
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Joshua Eades

Chief Science Officer, Tilray
Dr. Joshua Eades is Chief Science Officer at Tilray, a federally licensed medical cannabis production facility in Nanaimo, Canada. Dr. Eades received his PhD in Biology from The University of Victoria, specializing in plant genetics and chemistry, has been published in several international... Read More →
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Constance Finley

CEO & Founder, Constance Pure Botanical Extracts
Constance Finley is the founder and CEO of Constance Pure Botanical Extracts - a medicinal cannabis collective that manufactures and distributes what is broadly recognized as the highest quality cannabis extracts made today. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she taught Jungian Psychology... Read More →
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Philippe Lucas

VP Patient Research & Svcs, Tilray
Philippe Lucas is a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program and a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia. His scientific research projects and publications include the therapeutic use of cannabis, and... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 203-204

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