Past Meetup

The Chemistry of Marijuana

This Meetup is past

12 people went

Every week on Wednesday

780 East Cordova · Vancouver, BC

How to find us

This Wednesday we will meet at our biolab at MakerLabs. At the front entrance just say you are going upstairs to OSN and take the east stairs up, we are right around the corner at the top to the right.

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Get ready for legal cannabis in Canada! This will be a seminar style talk by a phytochemist about Cannabis sativa; plant chemistry basics, the upcoming legal situation and how to responsibly enjoy the plant. Learn about compounds created by the plant, dose control, and horticulture basics. Visit Open Science Network for a short presentation then share stories of your own experience and interests.

Bio: James Douglas is a chemist and plant scientist focused on cannabis and organic agriculture. He runs Phytochem Consulting, which focuses on supporting organic horticulture by developing technologies and through consultation. He loves to make tools and equipment to help people take care of plants, especially high tech gadgets for small farms and home use.

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