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May 2020 Issue of The Cannabis Scientist

In this issue, we invite you to kick off your shoes, don your sunglasses, and explore the bright future of cannabis science - courtesy of speakers and attendees at Emerald 2020 in sunny San Diego. We're also covering the impact of COVID-19 on the cannabis industry, why size matters for cannabinoid extraction, and the benefits of hiring scientists as CEOs. Plus, we sit down with Emeritus Professor Roger Pertwee to discuss his pioneering work on the endocannabinoid system.

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Articles featured in this issue

Business & Profession Legislation & policy

How to Change Your Mind

| Charlotte Barker

In these uncertain times, the last thing we need is certainty

Business & Profession COVID-19

Pandemic Pressure Points

| Charlotte Barker

How is the cannabis industry being affected by COVID-19?

Research & Development Medical research

Infographic: Research Rankings

Which US states have the largest number of active cannabis clinical trials on clinicaltrials.gov?

Business & Profession Legislation & policy

Policy Précis

| Charlotte Barker

We catch up with the latest twists and turns in national and international cannabis regulation

Business & Profession Legislation & policy

Image of the Month: Bee Happy

| Charlotte Barker

A boost for bees – hemp crops support diverse bee communities

Business & Profession Business

Why Scientists Should be CEOs

| Alisia Ratliff

Too many cannabis start-ups are stuck in a rut – to truly innovate, we need technical expertise at the top.

Testing & Processing Milling

Size Does Matter

| Sajni Shah, Markus Roggen

When it comes to preparing cannabis flower for extraction, small is beautiful!

Testing & Processing Potency testing

California Dreamin'

We interview conference founder Wes Burk at the 6th Emerald Conference in San Diego.

Testing & Processing Extraction

Back to Basics

Interviewed at the Emerald Conference, Markus Roggen tells us he's on a mission to put solid science at the heart of the cannabis industry

Testing & Processing Formulation

Firm Foundations

Andrea Baillo hit a hot topic with her Emerald Conference talk on stability testing.

Homogenization and Characterization of Cannabidiol (CBD) Isolates

| Contributed by FRITSCH

Material, formulated for additives & consumption, benefit from size reduction & homogenization.

Research & Development Medical research

A Deep Dive Into Cannabinoid Pharmacology

Cannabinoid pioneer Roger Pertwee shares his highlights from 50 years of groundbreaking research

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