Local cannabis testing leader MCR Labs is partnering with the Cannabis Center of Excellence (CCoE) to host the “Cannabis Science Fair.” The event returns for its second year to show off the important work major academic and commercial institutions are conducting to further our knowledge of cannabis.
The fair, which is free and open to the public, will feature poster presentations and speakers from academic institutions like Harvard and companies like Biomerieux and Smokenol.
“After such a great response last year, we are stoked to present new, exciting research and innovation at this year’s fair,” said Melissa Kenton, MCR Lab’s Events & Outreach Manager and the main organizer behind the event. “There is a huge demand and curiosity for more information on cannabis, and we are happy to provide a venue for professionals in the field to share their knowledge.”
MCR Labs provides product compliance testing to licensed cannabis producers, but advancing research efforts is also an important part of the company’s mission. Several of the company’s scientists will be there showcasing the research they’ve conducted on topics ranging from the effects of growing environment on cannabis to the relationship between phosphorus and arsenic in the plant.
Dr. Staci Gruber, Director of Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) Program at McLean Hospital, will be giving the first keynote presentation of the day titled “What to Keep in MIND: Recreational vs. Medical Cannabis.” Jeff Rawson, a Harvard Postdoctoral Fellow, will give the second talk of the day titled “Is Misinformation Common in Cannabis Markets?”
“The Cannabis Science Fair” will be held at the Harvard University Science Center on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11a.m to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more or attending the event can find details on the event website.
About MCR Labs: MCR Labs is one of the longest operational cannabis testing laboratories on the East coast with facilities operating in several legal cannabis markets. We are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited providers of analytical cannabis product testing and R&D services committed to assisting licensed marijuana establishments, patients, researchers, entrepreneurs, and advocates. Our team of chemists and pharmaceutical scientists are dedicated to advancing public health and safety through leading-edge chemical analysis of cannabis products and offering unparalleled guidance and support for partners, regulators, and the communities we serve. For more information visit http://mcrlabs.com.