Cannabis Science Conference is the world's largest cannabis science expo. Our conference pulls together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers and interested novices. Our annual event is aimed at improving cannabis science. Join us in Portland, Oregon, for an exciting conference with keynotes, presentations, round table discussions and exhibits.


THANK YOU ALL for helping to make the inaugural Cannabis Science Conference an International success! We had over 650 attendees from all over the world. We are already planning for bigger and better in 2017! I want to give a special thanks to all of our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Media Partners and Attendees. We will never forget your early support!

What people are saying about the 2016 Cannabis Science Conference:


“There will be ripples around the world from some of the amazing presentations you had and the people that came together.”

-Paul M.

“This conference gave me goosebumps!”

-Courtney F.

“Words can't express how grateful we are for taking part in the Cannabis Science Conference.” 

-Michele R.

“I thought it was very well organized and attended, and the topics and discussions that arose were very pertinent to solving the current shortcomings in the industry.”

-Michael K.

“I have been to a lot of conferences over the past year or so and yours was definitely one of the more unique and informative ones.  Well done!”

-Mike S.

“I just wanted to tell you again what a fantastic job you did in organizing this event. It was a blast, and I learned a lot. It was also an excellent first step for us in helping the Cannabis community with their scientific and regulatory needs.”

-Ron S.

“Thank you so much for hosting the Cannabis Science Conference.  I was truly amazed by the scope and depth of the topic covered.”

-Melissa D.

“I just want to thank you so very much for organizing this marvelous first-of-a-kind conference here in Portland AND for introducing yourself. Your passion is evident and much appreciated-especially from my "old timer" and medical professional perspective.”

-Melanie F.





7:00 AM Registration Open
8:00 AM Coffee in Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM

Welcome Address (TBD)


Cannabis Genomics Testing Session, Chair: Scott Kuzdzal, PhD, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments                                                                                      

9:00 AM Bringing Modern Molecular and Genomic tools to Cannabis, Alisha Holloway, PhD Phylos Bioscience
9:30 AM Patenting Strains and the Future of Cannabis Intellectual Property, Reggie Gaudino, PhD Steep Hill Labs
10:00 AM Questions & Discussion
10:30 AM  Break/Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - "My lab is better than your lab, I think?" Lessons Learned in the Cannabis Testing Environment, Gordon Fagras, Trace  Analytics

12:00 PM The Future of Cannabis Testing, Dr. Scott Kuzdzal, Tairo Ogura & Yohei Arao (Vendor Lunch, Shimadzu)
1:00 PM Break/Exhibit Hall

Medical Cannabis Session, Chair: Ken Kovash, GI Grow Biomedical

2:00 PM

Pharmacokinetics of Cannabis, Kate Welch, Pharm. D, Delta Nine Solutions 

2:30 PM

Accelerating Clinical Cannabis Research, Michelle Ross, MD, PhD, President, IMPACT Network

3:00 PM


Moving Beyond the Stigmas Associated with THC Towards Total Health Care: A Physician's View on Medical Cannabis, Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Uplifting Health & Wellness

3:30 PM

From Anectodal Knowledge to Evidence Based - The Future of Cannabis Research, Dr. David (Dedi) Meiri, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

4:00 PM

Questions & Discussion

4:30 PM

Guest of Honor Introduction, Josh Crossney, President, jCanna Inc.

5:00 PM

PLENARY SESSION - From Diagnosis to Discovery: A Mom's Fight to Save the Sick, Tracy Ryan, CEO, CannaKids

7:00 PM

Mixer in Exhibit Hall, Sponsored by SHIMADZU


                 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th



Registration Open



Coffee in Exhibit Hall
  Cannabis Sample Prep & Testing Session, Chair: Cynthia Ludwig, AOCS



How Potent is Your Product? Getting Educated on Edibles, Danielle Mackowsky, UCT



Collaborative Studies Conducted Following M 4-86 - The Complexity & Challenges, Cynthia Ludwig, Technical Director, AOCS                                                            



Questions & Discussion                                                                                      



Keynote Address - Pharmacogenomics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring- Guided Treatment for Personalized Cannabis Treatments,

Kevin Rosenblatt, MD, PhD, Integrated BioSource/CannabiLabs

11:00 AM

The Transfer of Cannabinoids and Pesticides during the Consumption of Cannabis, Sytze Elzinga, CSO, The Werc Shop

11:30 AM

An Analytical View of Today's Medical Cannabis Product Diversity, Jeffrey Raber, PhD, The Werc Shop

12:00 PM

Cannabis Characterization and Contaminants; Tools for Testing.

Vendor Lunch, Millipore Sigma

1:00  PM Break/Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM

Cannabis Industry Experts Panel,

Chair: Dr. Susan Audino, Audino & Associates LLC, Panelists: Barry Schubmehl (Fritsch), Sandy Mangan (Spex SamplePrep), Paul Winkler (Shimadzu), Ashley Robinson (Golden West Biologicals) & Jack Henion, PhD (Advion)

3:00 PM

Controlling Biocontamination within Indoor Cultivation Facilities,

Autumn Karcey, President, Cultivo, Inc.


Cannabis Contamination Screening Session, Chair: Julie Kowalski, Senior Chemist, RESTEK
3:30 PM

The Path to Cannabis Pesticide Testing in Colorado, Claire MacLeod Ohman, PhD, Laboratory Director, Terra Health Care Laboratories 

4:00 PM

Sample Preparation Strategies for Pesticide Residue Analysis in Cannabis, Julie Kowalski, RESTEK Corporation 

4:30 PM

Measurement of Pesticides by QuEChERS and LC-MS. Jeff Dahl, PhD, Application Scientist, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 

5:00 PM

Christopher Hudalla, PhD, Founder & CSO, ProVerde Laboratories 

5:30 PM

Questions & Discussion

6:00 PM

Closing Address, Josh Crossney, President, jCanna, Inc.

Advisory Planning Committee:
Maureen Quaranta, Shimadzu Scientific instruments
 Bobbie Jo Seyler, Millipore Sigma
 Melissa Fauth, FRITSCH
Joe Konschnik, RESTEK
 Scientific Advisory Committee:
Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Uplifting Health & Wellness
 Dr. Kevin Rosenblatt, MD, PhD
 Companion DX Reference Lab
Scott Kuzdzal, PhD, 
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Barry Schumbehl, FRITSCH
Julie Kowalski, RESTEK


Chalice Farms was the location of our 2016 Canna Boot Camp, a hands on, full-day workshop devoted to cannabis cultivation, extraction, and testing. This is the first event of it's kind and a rare opportunity to gain insights and knowledge on many aspects of cannabis science and this exciting new industry.

 Our 2016 Canna Boot Camp was a HUGE success and SOLD OUT very quickly!

We are already planning to accommodate more attendees next year!


jCanna & Cannabis Science Conference would like to THANK Chalice Farms for hosting our 2016 Canna Boot Camp at their amazing facility!

Check back soon for 2017 Canna Boot Camp details!




(Chalice Farms Extraction Lab)


Our 2016 keynotes and plenary share real world experiences in cannabis testing laboratory operation, medical cannabis for pediatric illnesses, pharmacogenomics & precision patient care.



The Trace Analytics scientific team is at the forefront of the industry, with state of the art instrumentation, novel testing platforms, and cutting edge technology. Their high standards and dedication to accurate results help provide a strong foundation for clients to use when developing and improving their production and processing techniques.



Tracy, the mother of a child who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 8 1/2 months old, was catapulted into the cannabis industry out of necessity and desire to save her own child. This is her story as a mom, entrepreneur, and avid researcher determined to inspire, educate, and solve some of the mysteries behind this miracle plant.



Integrated Biosource/CannabiLabs


Kevin is at the forefront of precision medicine, developing integrated genomic solutions that provide physicians with the actionable intelligence they need to make more informed therapy decisions.

2016 sponsors


jCanna is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization comprised of affiliates including cannabis industry insiders, scientists, medical doctors, policy makers and interested novices working together to advance awareness of legal, medicinal cannabis related topics. Our members work to share insights and advance solutions to improve cannabis analytical testing technologies.


Our meetings and roundtables include topics on sample preparation, chromatography, mass spectrometry, cannabinomics, terpene profiling, quality control testing for public safety, contamination analysis (pesticides, residual solvents, microorganisms and heavy metals), genetics/genomics, regulations, legalization, scientific methods/standards and medicinal uses of cannabis.


jCanna is committed to the advancement of medicinal cannabis information, education, cannabis quality control testing, cannabis science and cannabis research through education and training of practitioners, laboratory scientists, industrial scientists, and health care professionals involved in research and patient care.


jCanna supports the development of new cannabis testing technologies, methods/protocols and standards. We provide a forum for cannabis science discussions and workshops. jCanna aims to inform and educate its members as well as bring together laboratory directors, researchers, growers, dispensaries, consultants and curious novices through its annual meeting and website.

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