Come learn everything you need to know about Terpenes, one of the hottest topics in consumer marijuana today. Moderated by Dr. Dominic Corva, world renowned expert on Terpenes.
Dr. Dominic Corva is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy (CASP). He has produced and organized the Original Terpestival, the first terpene-focused Cannabis Whole Plant popular education and craft product fair, since 2015. He has published, taught, and organized on cannabis themes in the U.S. and abroad, with previous appointments at Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Washington, Seattle.He is an affiliate researcher for the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research and is currently co-editing the Routledge Handbook for Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research.
Amber has a Bachelor's and a PhD in Chemistry and spent the early part of her career as a researcher and professor. She has taught many undergraduate chemistry courses in San Francisco, Bangladesh and Chicago and has research experience in pesticides and environmental chemical exposures, science policy and risk assessment, analytical environmental chemistry and chemical education. She’s been the Scientific Director at Avitas Agriculture in Washington and Oregon since November 2016 and has been part of the planning committee to form a cannabis scientist networking group in the Seattle area (cannstem.org). Working in this industry brings her love of chemistry, botany, and the desire to raise the scientific bar in the cannabis realm together in one challenging and fun job.
As Marketing Director of Trail Blazin’, Amanda has spent a great deal of time traveling Washington state meeting and spending time with budtenders and consumers. That’s what drove her to launch Terp School, a new cannabis education organization aiming to educate budtenders and beyond. When Amanda is not educating the masses on cannabis, she teaches meditation through exploring your senses, such as chocolate meditation and is a volunteer at Mount Baker Ski Area.
Edward Lafferty believes that with the emergence of cannabis onto the global stage; there is a responsibility to showcase the potential of this wonderful plant. He founded Green Revolution (Formerly Ethos Innovates) to bring to market consistent, high quality, and innovative products that serve a beneficial purpose and show the world that "there is more to this plant".
Co-owner and operator of Washington state's leading cannabis research and quality assurance laboratory, Nick proudly manages a team of analytical chemists and microbiologists who are pushing the cutting edge of cannabis product analysis and process evaluation. Confidence Analytics certifies recreational and medical cannabis for human consumption, describes its variety of form and function, and pioneers new methods of extraction, purification, and agricultural production. In October of 2016 Nick was appointed to Adjunct Board Member of The Cannabis Alliance, Washington state's largest member-driven cannabis industry association. In September of 2017 he was elected to Full Board Member. He now chairs the Science and Standards Committee of the Alliance, and has materially participated in several advisory panels with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, the governing agency for our industry.
While living and studying Buddhist psychology and traditional medicine for two years in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim India, Max Goldman learned about the alchemical uses of cannabis and ancient medicinal cannabis preparations. In 2009 Max returned home to Chicago to pursue a degree in chemistry from Roosevelt University. After graduating in 2011, Max chose to follow his passion around herbal medicine and cannabis, and soon began working with Fairwinds in Vancouver WA. Max serves as the Director of Product Development and loves being on the ground floor of an industry he is so passionate about, while developing all natural products that help so many.