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Cannabis Science LIVE! with Emma Chasen - A 3 Part Online Seminar


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Join us LIVE with Emma Chasen for a 3 part online seminar where we'll learn about Cannabis Botany, Cannabinoids & Decarboxylation & Terpenes.



You'll get to interact live with Emma in these 3 online classes:

Cannabis Botany - 45 min + 15 min Q & A with Emma
 Learn to place the cannabis plant within the broader context of the plant kingdom. Students will gain a basic understanding of the core principles of botany and taxonomy before moving on to explore the major taxonomic differences and traits specific to Cannabis. 

15 min break

Cannabinoids & Decarboxylation - 45 min + 15 min Q & A with Emma 
Get an introduction to the most common class of compounds in Cannabis, the cannabinoids. Students will learn how cannabinoids are made and what their properties are. We will also define and explore the process of decarboxylation. This course will allow students to gain a basic understanding of cannabinoids and how we consume them. 

15 min break

Terpenes - 45 min + 15 min Q & A with Emma
Learn to define, identify and explore the class of compounds known as terpenes. Using the foundational knowledge of chemotype and cannabinoids from prior learning modules, we will dive deeper into why certain strains of Cannabis produce different experiences. We will discuss and interact with the most common terpenes found in Cannabis and each of their specific properties. The information presented in this module will allow students to be able to analyze chemotypic data in subsequent learning modules.

Date: July 24
Time: 6-9pm pacific
Where: Tokeativity online classroom

Early Bird Day Pass before 7/20
Basic Members: $60
Community Members: Save $15 - $45
Business Members: FREE


General Admin Day Pass after 7/20
Basic Members: $75
Community Members: Save $15 - $60
Business Members: FREE



Emma Chasen

Emma Chasen has a mission to educate people on the science behind Cannabis so that they may take charge of their own healing. After graduating from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in Medicinal Plant Research, Emma went on to coordinate Clinical Oncology trials with the Brown University Oncology Research Group. When her supervisor refused a Cannabis trial in favor of another expensive pharmaceutical drug, Emma quit and headed across the country to Portland, OR. She found her way to Farma, the popular Portland dispensary that takes a more scientific approach to Cannabis; rejecting the Indica/Sativa binary and instead focusing on chemotypes to determine effect.

She began her career at Farma as a budtender and was quickly promoted to General Manager after only a few months. She oversaw the operations of the shop and continued to uphold the pillars of esteemed customer service and cannabis science education during the rocky regulatory transition from OHA to OLCC governance. After over a year as Farma’s General Manager she stepped down and carved out a role for herself as Director of Education. In this role she was able to focus on educational efforts and create a robust training curriculum that focused on cannabis science, product knowledge and empathetic patient care.

After over two years with Farma, Emma left to join forces with Sativa Science Club to expand her curriculum into a certification program for the cannabis community at large. She launched the Core Science Certification program both online and in the community in Portland in the fall of 2017 with Sativa Science Club. Emma is now a cannabis industry consultant and helps brands develop educational marketing collateral and educational programs to further elevate their brand presence in a competitive industry. She also helps struggling cannabis businesses with business organization and sets them up for success in the competitive adult use market. Emma continues to seek ways to spread cannabis education through consulting, writing, speaking and teaching. 

Emma Chasen was recently named Portland’s Best Budtender of 2016 and featured in Newsweek, MG Magazine, Stoner Magazine, High Times Magazine, The Oregon Leaf and Teen Vogue for her work with Cannabis and patients. She is also a regular guest on many cannabis focused podcasts and has been featured on television for her ability to explain scientific concepts around cannabis in a way that is accessible and helpful to the general public. Her mission is to educate people on the science behind Cannabis so that they may take charge of their own healing as well as to address the need for training and education of budtenders, medical professionals, and the general public.

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