9:15 am – 10:00 am – Making the Most Out of the Medicine: Methods for Separating Minor Cannabinoids
CBD might be the well-known cannabinoid regularly extracted from hemp plants, but it is not the only one. Minor cannabinoids, such as CBG and CBC have medicinal properties of their own. While these cannabinoids are typically in much lower concentrations within the plant, they can still be isolated and purified using methods like flash or supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC). The isolation of these cannabinoids, such that adequate purity is achieved, is paramount for better understanding what benefits these cannabinoids impart. In addition, techniques like SFC can help clean up mother liquors to ensure that all of the gold is extracted from the garbage. In this panel, we examine why these minor cannabinoids present such an exciting new development for the industry, how to extract and purify them, and what the future may look like as a result.
10:15 am – 11:00 am – Keynote: CBD and Related Cannabinoids in Neuropsychiatry
Created to inform healthcare professionals about both the basics of what CBD is and the medical evidence for its use, this presentation will take the audience from 0-60 in less than 1 hour. The goal is to leave a viewer with zero initial knowledge about CBD or cannabinoids, with an understanding of CBD mechanisms of action, production, and uses that is greater than 99% of the population at large. Topics will include discussion of the endocannabinoid system, mechanisms of action, the entourage effect, hemp vs marijuana, mental health studies using CBD, legal issues and more.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Cannabinoid Medicine: What’s New
The past year’s breakthroughs in CBD research include medication interactions, epilepsy, neuroscience, dermatological applications, mental health disorders, addiction/relapse, and biochemistry. Science has transformed the world of cannabinoids. CBD was once a relatively obscure, banned substance, but scientific research landed this compound in the hands of physicians, engineers, lawmakers, and consumers. Research fuels innovation. Designers rely on emerging scientific evidence to develop cannabinoid products that meet the needs of an evolving market. Where is the science of CBD today? This council of established scientists will push companies to the cutting edge of chemical/medical advancement in the field. Critics often point out that CBD claims are ahead of science. However, knowledge is power.
12:15 pm – 01:00 pm – Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety; Diagnosing, Dosing, and Efficiency
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01:15 pm – 02:00 pm – Delta 8, CBC, CBN, CBG & More Minors
The others: your eyes don’t deceive you. This is a CBD Expo, but there are many more therapeutic molecules in hemp, including so-called minor cannabinoids like CBC, CBN, and CBG as well as moieties that are still to be fully appreciated. Our experts assembled on this panel are hoping to familiarize consumers with the diversity of plant chemicals that cannabis has to offer. From how they are extracted, isolated, and synthesized to how they can be utilized in product formulation, this panel will aim to introduce these novel compounds and guide listeners to where they can learn and experience more. Understanding developments surrounding products, science, and culture as well as cannabis and hemp as CBD becomes increasingly mainstream is important to understanding how to unlock the full potential of the plant and understand how the industry is developing into the new decade.
02:15 pm – 03:00 pm – Using Terpenes & Flavonoids to Enhance Your CBD Product
For some time, terpenes were considered waste molecules leftover after extracting CBD. However, those times were short-lived, and now there is an abundant wealth of scientific literature demonstrating the medicinal merit of terpenes like beta-caryophyllene, linalool, bisabolol, nerolidol, and more. For example, nerolidol and linalool help treat anxiety, whereas beta-caryophyllene is useful in relieving pain. While some patients may benefit from more one-dimensional CBD products like isolate, the terpenes native to the plant can help augment the extracted cannabinoid(s) benefits. This panel will discuss the importance of terpenes and how adding these precious tiny molecules back into CBD oils can differentiate a product from a defined medical purpose.