SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - (NewMediaWire) - January 21, 2020 - Emerald Conference, the most technical cannabis conference in the industry, recently announced speakers, technical presentations, their new Quality Summit, and updates regarding the sixth annual conference, which is now just over a month away.

Emerald Scientific’s 6th Annual Emerald Conference will be held from Feb. 26 to Feb. 29, 2020, at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, Calif. The conference, which is designed to allow for collaboration and access to the latest advancements in cannabinoid science, targets analytical chemists, microbiologists, lab owners, manufacturers and innovators. The Emerald Conference also attracts attendance ranging from regulatory professionals, academia, and cultivation specialists to dispensary owners, research and development professionals, and government employees.

Registration for the conference is now open and tickets are availablefor purchase.

This year the Emerald Conference is embracing Evolution in the Cannabis Industry with presentations and content from the top scientists in the field--over 80% of the speakers and presenters have a Ph.D. The 6th Annual Emerald Conference is excited to present this year’s industry experts, including speakers who will be presenting on the topics listed below:

General Sessions: Speakers and Oral Presentations:

     Vaping-induced Lung Illness and the Chemistry of Vaping

     Speaker: Robert Strongin, Ph.D.

     Looking under the Hood of the Cannabis Plant: A Molecular Evaluation of Cannabinoid Production

     Speaker: Peter Apicella

     Gene Networks Underlying Oil Production in Cannabis Trichomes

     Speaker: Keith Allen, Ph.D.

     Cannabis’ Effect on Brain Cells: Lab Studies from Israel

     Speaker: Ben Euhus, MSc

     Comparison of the Anti-Tumor Efficacy of A Whole-Plant Extract Vs. Pure THC in Preclinical Models of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

     Speaker: Mara Gordon

     Extraction optimization and control with data analytics

     Speaker: Markus Roggen, Ph.D.

     Physiochemical data mining and prediction of cannabinoid terpene and constituents found in cannabis

     Speaker: Jerry King, Ph.D.

     Identification of Manufacturing Byproduct as Synthetic Cannabinoid Δ10-THC

     Speaker: Alex Siegel

     Stability in Product Development

     Speaker: Andrea Baillo, Ph.D.

     Heavy Metal Contaminants from Cannabis Vaporizer Cartridges: Valid Concern or Blowing Smoke?

     Speaker: Kyle Boyar

     Improved data quality in cannabis terpene profiling

     Speaker: Matthew Edwards, Ph.D.

     Pesticides in Cannabis: LC and GC-MS/MS method to meet AOAC requirements in US States and Canada

     Speaker:  Michael S. Young, Ph.D

     Why Sampling Plays an Important Role in the Health of the Cannabis Consuming Public

     Speaker: Roger Brauninger

     Case Study: Determining the Source of Aspergillus sp. contamination in an indoor Cultivation

     Speaker: Emily Savage

     Validation of Cannabis Research Regarding Potency Variation and Exposure to UV Lights

     Speaker: Billy Ellyson

     Fungal Contamination: Methods of Attachment, Resistance and Removal

     Speaker: Bryan Berger, Ph.D.

     LC-MS/MS Method with dual ESI and APCI Source for Analysis of CA regulated Pesticides, Cannabis/Hemp

     Speaker: Avinash Dalmia, Ph.D.

     Inseparable Twins? – The Biochemistry Underlying Cannabinoid and Terpenoid Biosynthesis

     Speaker: Mark Lange, Ph.D.

     Strategies for Targeted and Non-Targeted Screening and Differentiation of Cannabis Cultivars

     Speaker: Marian Twohig, Ph.D.

     Analysis of the California list of pesticides and mycotoxins in edibles

     Speaker: Nathaly Reyes, Ph.D.

     Investigation of Matrix Effects in Potency Testing of Cannabis-Infused Chocolates

     Speaker: David Dawson, Ph.D.

Additionally, this year the Emerald Conference is adding a new element to its conference programming, the Quality Summit which takes place on Saturday, February 29th immediately after the conference as a program add-on. The Quality Summit came from the need to address Quality within the context of Evolution in the Cannabis Industry. The workshop extends the Quality discussion initiated during the previous conference presentations and includes a networking brunch.

Quality Summit: Presentations, Workshop, and Speakers

     Cannabis Substance and Cannabis Product Use Categories and Quality Attributes

     Presenter: Andrew Samann

     Nomenclature Workshop

     Speakers: Kellan Finney & RJ Hopp

     The Role of Reference Materials for Improving the Quality of Analytical Measurements Throughout the Cannabis Community

     Presenter: Walter Wilson, Ph.D.

     Cannabis Quality: A Roll of The Dice

     Presenter: Kerry Starr

Currently, 28% of the U.S. population lives in states where recreational marijuana is legal. As of this year, 46 states have enacted statutory laws specific to the possession and use of either whole-plant cannabis or extracted cannabinoids that are in direct violation of the federal law. Some market analyses show that legal cannabis is set to reach $66 billion by 2025.

“We are just over a month away from our conference and have locked in some really groundbreaking sessions for this year’s conference,” said Ken Snoke, Co-Founder and President. “We are featuring similar Interest Areas as in previous years but the content is entirely new and even more advanced, the scientists and researchers have made strides in propelling the science and knowledge in our industry since last year’s Emerald Conference.” 

The Title Sponsor of the 6th Annual Emerald Conference is Confident Cannabis. Diamond Sponsors of the Emerald Conference include PerkinElmerand Agilent. The 2nd Annual Emerald Classic Golf Tournament, a charity event, returns this year with Ricca Chemicalas the title sponsor. The beneficiary will be the Last Prisoner Project, an organization founded by Steve DeAngelo, Andrew DeAngelo, and Dean Raise.

To purchase tickets for the Emerald Conference, please click here.To see more information about sponsors and sponsoring the Emerald Conference, click here.To register for the golf tournament, please click here.

About Emerald Scientific 

Emerald Scientific is the first and only company dedicated to bridging the gap between the scientific equipment and cannabis industries. Emerald Scientific created the “Emerald Test,” which is an inter-laboratory comparison and proficiency test for cannabis testing labs. The test has been used in more than 100 labs across eight countries. Each year, Emerald also hosts the most advanced, comprehensive and technical event in the cannabis industry, The Emerald Conference. To learn more, please visit



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