Over thirty years as an Analytical Chemist have given me a unique perspective on this plant. My experience allows me to apply world class chromatographic technique to an emerging industry.
My career has focused on characterizations for flavor and fragrance compounds, pesticides and isolating key active ingredients of the cannabis plant. These specialized skills in Forensic Analytics and Process Control bring confident results. I began my journey to understanding cannabis as an effective medicine through the needs of my wife. After years of treatment for a rare brain disorder, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, she developed allergies to opioid and NSAID pain relievers. Her doctors suggested medical marijuana. In essence we found not just pain relief but symptom relief as well. Here was something that not only worked, it actually improved her quality of life. This discovery sparked my desire to understand the science of “Why?”