Game of Cannabinoids: Who Will Win the Production War?
As the world awakens to the value of cannabinoids, there is a war on the horizon pitting cannabinoid producers against each other. Which production process will win this war? Cannabis? Hemp? Chemical Synthesis? Biosynthesis using cells? Cell-free biosynthesis? Clearly there are many factors at play in the Game of Cannabinoids. How will cost and scale compare? How will regulations take shape? And how will the yet-to-be-scientifically-proven entourage effect impact the outcome? Dr. Jeff Chen The Founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, one of the first university programs dedicated to the study of cannabis. Dr. Jeff Chen MD/MBA is a physician, researcher, and entrepreneur accelerating research and education regarding the cannabis plant. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, one of the first university programs in the world dedicated to the study of cannabis. Dr. Chen has spoken on the topic of cannabis at venues ranging from the RAND Corporation and Senator Feinstein’s Office to the Yale School of Management and the Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Bhutan. His work has been covered by outlets ranging from Rolling Stone and TIME, to Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Chen is a David Geffen Fellow, UCLA Anderson Fellow, UCLA Wolfen Entrepreneurship Award Recipient, U.S. patent holder, a World Economic Forum “GlobalShaper”, and a member of the Helena Group. Dr. Chen is a graduate of the specialized MD/MBA program at UCLA, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University where he studied Biology, Business, and Music. This video is from the Microscopes & Machines conference in LA.