Leah is a canna-journalist and advocate who lives in Portland, Oregon. She was very involved in cannabis legalization there, helping found New Approach Oregon and starting a group called Moms for YES on Measure 91 during the legalization campaign in 2014. She is one of the owners of TheWeedBlog.com, where she serves as the Editorial Lead and manages Outreach for the company. Leah also does freelance outreach and marketing consulting for cannabis companies and organizations. In 2015, she helped launch Portland’s Women Grow chapter, which she led for over a year. At the core, though, Leah is a cannabis legalization activist and hopes to see the prohibition of cannabis end on a federal level, and to see the cannabis conversation normalized across America.View the profile
Rod is a cannabis business law attorney who lives in Asheville, NC. He represents legal cannabis businesses throughout the country and the world and is the author of the Kight On Cannabis law blog, a popular blog that discusses evolving legal issues affecting the cannabis industry. Rod is the author of “Cannabis Business Law-What You Need to Know”, published by Aspatore Books, a Thomson Reuters (WestLaw) Company, in August 2015. He is frequently quoted regarding cannabis law by a wide range of both industry and non-industry media outlets. A significant portion of Rod’s practice involves representing clients in the hemp and CBD industry.A strong believer in cannabis for personal and medical use after using it successfully during chemotherapy treatments for cancer (he is in remission), Rod is an attorney advocate for NORML. He is also a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association, the National Cannabis Industry Association, and the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association. Rod has represented numerous cannabis businesses and been a presenter on cannabis legal issues at seminars across the country.View the profile
Dr. Jenelle Kim is the lead formulator for, HempMeds; Cannabis Beauty Defined, Dixie Botanicals, Rev!ve, and many more. Dr. Jenelle Kim’s passion to help others learn more about East Asian medicine inspired her to create quality CBD products. Derived from the hemp plant, CBD is a therapeutic holistic oil that contains various benefits for the human body. Jenelle is considered a pioneer for luxury CBD skincare products that help heal and improve the skin. Her custom formula has transformed the lives of hundreds of individuals.Dr. Jenelle Kim is devoted to integrating the philosophy, medical wisdom and expertise of East Asia with the advancements of modern life and medicine of the West in order to touch and positively affect the lives of others. Jenelle holds a Master of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) and is Nationally Board Certiﬁed in Herbology, Oriental Medicine, and Acupuncture. She furthered her studies abroad, training with some of the most respected doctors and herbologists of East Asia.Through the companies she co-founded - Orience ,Tao of Man, and JBK Wellness Labs - Jenelle is able to share the healing power of Traditional Oriental Medicine with a greater audience around the world. Now, Jenelle wishes to share the 8 Keys, a blueprint for life that will always lead one to find their correct path – the path of purpose, focus, fulfillment and the most optimal relationships with those around us.View the profile
Multilingual Biomedical Executive and Engaging Public Speaker with 25+ Years Strategic Visionary Leadership Leveraging Breakthrough Science into Novel Therapies and Medicinal Agents, including Cannabinoid-centered BiotechnologyView the profile
Jake is a co-founder at Treehouse and serves as the Chief Scientific Officer. As CSO he leads a team of chemists working to lead the industry in cannabinoid isolation and formulation. Jake obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Yale University as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and his B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from Villanova University. Jake’s research focused on medicinal chemistry and the development of new spectroscopic methods, fields in which he has authored multiple papers.View the profile
What if we could create a community where patients could identify trusted plant medicines and remedies that will actually help them? A community where patients could share their experiences and learn from each other about what medicines really work? That’s what inspires and drives me to fulfill the Gofire mission: The opportunity to improve the health of millions. We have an inherent problem in our culture with how we approach medicine. The opioid addiction crisis is devastating our communities, and many other medicines are not providing the long-term solution patients need. I know first hand the traumatizing impact of opioid addiction, having lost several loved ones to the disease. While no one is suggesting that pharmaceuticals are unnecessary, but there are alternatives that exist that can complement (and in some cases completely replace) higher-risk medicines. I was raised to believe that if you have the tools, you have a moral obligation to leave the world a better place than you found it. I believe Gofire has the tools to change the world, revolutionize health and improve (and even save) lives, and that is what has inspired me to work tirelessly for the past four years.View the profile
About the talk
As the social stigma regarding cannabis treatment in the medical field slowly disintegrates, the potential to use cannabinoids in various portions of the healthcare sector has become more of a reality. Medical research today aims to explore the many ways in which cannabis or its constituents may be able to advance healthcare. The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory capabilities of cannabinoids and terpenes represent novel areas of research ripe for discovery. From terpenes that can increase the blood-brain barrier permeability, to cannabinoid-based epilepsy therapies, this research brings to light new and novel uses for this already awe-inspiring plant.
05:55 How can cannabis advance healthcare?
22:47 Emerging cannabinoids and consumers interest in them
39:41 Thoughts on terpenes
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Thank you. Hello. Thank you all for hanging in here with us. And our last panel of the day sometimes a bit hard even affects all day. So we have some incredible people up here to tell you all about some of the medical innovations that are happening in the sector right now, and I'm so thrilled and honored to be able to moderate this panel that we had sort of a limited time here and we have five people that all know a lot about this topic. So we're going to just go down the line and each panelist is going to take just about 2 minutes to introduce
themselves what they do and they're tied to this topic and we'll start right here with Jake. All right, Jake Black and I'm a Chief Scientific Officer at Treehouse Biotech and so we're out of Longmont, Colorado in hemp processing for since 2015. We do wholesale products THC free with high-potency cannabinoid powder as it's a lot of different product offering some inside, but we're really interested in is that the research and development of isolating different cannabinoids cannabinoid conversion in really been able to offer a wide variety of either purified
cannabinoids or custom cannabinoids from foreign relations. So that's roughly what we do at Treehouse. And we have attorneys across the country represent businesses in the Cannabis industry primarily with hemp and CBD. We help with