2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Cannabis: Past, Present and Exciting Future

Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 203-204
110 E 2nd St


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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Constance Finley

CEO & Founder

Constance Pure Botanical Extracts

Constance has had an interesting journey: from psychotherapist, to managing money and then to making investments. She syndicated low-income housing for the working poor, developed through a non-pro...

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Joshua Eades

Chief Science Officer


Dr. Joshua Eades is Chief Science Officer at Tilray, a federally licensed medical marijuana production facility in Nanaimo, Canada. Dr. Eades received his PhD in Biochemistry from The University of...

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Kevin Chen

COO & Co-Founder

Hyasynth Bio

Kevin Chen's passion for synthetic biology began at an early age and grew with him as he constantly sought out greater challenges. He lead an award winning iGEM team in 2012 while exploring new ide...

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Philippe Lucas

VP Patient Research & Svcs


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 scient...

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