Cannabis Science Conference Next Week in Portland, OR

My webmaster found out that there’s a pretty interesting Cannabis Science Conference coming up soon. If you’re in the neighborhood (unfortunately, neither he nor I can attend this year), you might consider checking it out; it’s being held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, from August 27 – 29, 2018. This year the conference is expected to have over 3,000 attendees and 150 vendors from all over the world.

While the conference is hosting a wide array of medical cannabis experts and specialists, their surprise guest will be television and film star Fran Drescher as the plenary speaker. Although best known for her role on the TV show The Nanny, Drescher is also a 17-year uterine cancer survivor and founder of the Cancer Schmancer Movement.

Other speakers and presenters include:

Dr. Ethan Russo, a very well-known contributor to the cannabis literature. With 20 years of experience, Russo is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and currently the Director of Research and Development of the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI).

David Meiri, PhD, head of the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research at the Technion Integrated Cancer Center (TICC). The world renowned doctor will inform attendees on the Science Behind the Entourage Effect and represent Israel’s unique medical cannabis advancements in the International Cannabis Updates panel. Currently, he is investigating the therapeutic potential of phytocannabinoids, with focus on the antitumor effects of cannabinoids.

There will also be a wide range of other speakers in a number of tracks, including Tracy Ryan and Dr. Bonni Goldstein. On August 27th, the show has their Canna Boot Camp, a full day, interactive workshop covering everything from cultivation, extraction, sample prep, analytical testing, edibles manufacturing and more. This event allows industry experts to join forces to demonstrate techniques, instruments, and technologies, and ultimately share their experiences with others in the industry. Tickets for this are limited and can be purchased along with conference and exhibition registration here.

Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.

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