August 28th-30th, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland, OR

GROW WITH US in 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Downtown Portland, OR, August 28th-30th! This year we will have 60,000 square feet of exhibit hall space and 50,000 square feet of meeting space for technical presentations. We hope that you will join us for this historic event.

Don't miss out on our 2017 Canna Boot Camp! This is our full-day workshop that covers everything from Cultivation, Extraction, Sample Prep, Analytical Testing, Edibles Manufacturing and more! This event sold out VERY quickly in 2016.


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. At our inaugural event we hosted over 750 attendees from all over the world!


NEW FOR 2017:

  • 60,000 sq. ft. of exhibit hall space
  • 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space for presentations
  • Parallel medical & scientific technical sessions
  • Expanded Canna Boot Camp with new cultivation segment
  • Technical poster presentations and much, much more!

jCanna's 2016 Cannabis Science Conference & Canna Boot Camp in the News!

Click Here for 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities
2017 Cannabis Science Conference Exhibitor Application
Application-form-for-exhibitors CSC 2017
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

Some photos from the inaugural Cannabis Science Conference

call for abstracts Now closed

2017 Cannabis Science Conference Technical Program coming soon.




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, 2016



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.

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 topics 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.

2017 Advisory Planning Committee:
Joshua Crossney,
jCanna, Inc.
Maureen Quaranta,
Shimadzu Scientific instruments
Bobbie Jo Seyler,
 Melissa Fauth,
Joe Konschnik,
 2017 Scientific Advisory Committee:
Dr. Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Uplifting Health & Wellness
Robert Clifford, PhD, 
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Barry Schumbehl,
Anthony Macherone, PhD
Agilent Technologies


Please join us for the 2nd annual pre-conference Canna Boot Camp hosted by jCanna & Chalice Farms!Canna Boot Camp is our full-day, interactive workshop that covers everything from Cultivation, Pre-Processing, Sample Prep, Analytical Testing, Extraction and Edibles Manufacturing. Companies join forces to demonstrate techniques, instruments and technologies to share their experiences. In one day you can get a full understanding of many aspects of the cannabis industry and analytical testing & extraction. This is also a great opportunity to network with industry experts.

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

jCanna & Cannabis Science Conference would like to THANK Chalice Farms for hosting our 2016 & 2017 Canna Boot Camp at their amazing facility!

Get tickets to the 2017 Canna Boot Camp below!

Click Here for 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities
2017 Cannabis Science Conference Exhibitor Application
Application-form-for-exhibitors CSC 2017
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors



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.

(443) 623-2282


Register now to receive Early Bird pricing!


Stay close to the Oregon Convention Center and close to all the action of Downtown Portland at our host hotel, The Double Tree by Hilton. Cannabis Science Conference attendees receive a special rate of $179/a night. All attendees who book a room at the Double Tree by Hilton Portland will receive a complimentary Portland MAX Light Rail pass to use during your stay.


Click here to book your hotel room and receive the 2017 Cannabis Science Conference group rate of $179/a night.


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