The Upcoming Cannabis Science Conference Welcomes Fran Drescher

Who’s up for rubbing elbows with the scientists, medical practitioners, and industry leaders at the Cannabis Science Conference? 

Fran Drescher - Photo by Joey Carman

Fran Drescher - Photo by Joey Carman

The 3rd Annual Cannabis Science Conference is happening from August 28 through 29 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

The first Cannabis Science Conference in 2016 hosted over 750 attendees from all over the world and in 2017 the next event had over 2,000 attendees from over 24 countries. This year’s event is expected to be much larger.

“This year’s show will be considerably larger than the 2017 Cannabis Science Conference,” says Joshua Crossney President, CEO, and Founder of CSC Events LLC. “We will showcase over 150 vendors in our 60,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall at the Oregon Convention Center and we’re expecting more than 2,500 attendees. This will be our 3rd annual Cannabis Science Conference in Portland and we’re very pleased with the growth we have seen since our inaugural conference in 2016.”

Vendors will demonstrate techniques, instruments, and technologies that are coming into the cannabis industry. Just by visiting for one day, you can gain an in-depth understanding of the cannabis industry, analytical testing, and extraction techniques.

Besides the vendors and the exhibit hall space, there is 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting space for technical presentations. The conference offers expanded academic and new pharmaceutical cannabis sessions. This is a great opportunity to have the parallels in medical and scientific breakthroughs explained during technical presentations.

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The Cannabis Science Conference is presenting another Canna Boot Camp on August 27, which is sold out again according to the website. The boot camp is a full-day hands-on workshop that covers everything from cultivation, extraction, sample preparation, analytical testing, edibles manufacturing, and more. The boot camp gives the attendees an overview of the cannabis industry.

This is the world’s largest and most technical cannabis science expo and the event pulls together experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers, and interested novices. 

“Our conference really dives deep into the science of cannabis,” says Crossney. “Our analytical science track focuses on topics, like quality control testing, extraction methods, research, regulations and more. We also feature a medical cannabis track that is comprised of medical professionals, researchers, international experts, advocates, and patients.”

“We’re really excited about the launch of our cultivation science track this year,” Crossney continues. “We worked with Jacklyn Green, PhD & Roger Kern, PhD of Agate Biosciences (formerly with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Autumn Karcey of Cultivo, Inc., to curate the content for this newly added track that will focus on the science behind the cultivation of cannabis including topics like, sustainability, tissue culture, and nursery operations, controlled environmental agriculture, indoor vs. greenhouse and much more.”  

Josh Crossney and Fran Drescher

Josh Crossney and Fran Drescher

This year’s guest speaker is Fran Drescher, actress, advocate, and founder of Cancer Schmancer Movement. “We’re really excited to introduce Fran Drescher from Film and Television to the cannabis science community as our 2018 Plenary Speaker,” says Crossney. 

Fran has received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for the CBS hit series The Nanny. She also created, executive produced and starred in a TV Land aired sitcom Happily Divorced. Fran also received the prestigious NCCS writer’s award for Cancer Schmancer, which was a New York Times bestseller. Fran made her Broadway debut as Madame in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Tony-award winning Cinderella. Fran is also the voice of Eunice, the wife of Frank Stein, in the films Hotel Transylvania 2 and 3.
“Fran is the President, Founder, and Visionary of Cancer Schmancer, an organization devoted to the early detection and prevention of cancer,” says Crossney. “Fran will be discussing her own personal journey of being misdiagnosed and what led her to start the Cancer Schmancer Movement and to ultimately get involved with the cannabis community.”

Fran is an 18-year uterine cancer survivor and a cancer advocate. She would like to bring attention to a proactive health care and healthy toxin-free lifestyle as a way to prevent cancer. The non-profit Cancer Schmancer Movement focuses on three prongs to fight the disease: Early Detection, Prevention, and Advocacy.

“I connected with Fran back in 2016 through my dear friend, Dr. Uma Dhanabalan,” explains Crossney. “I’ve had the pleasure of attending many of Cancer Schmancer’s events, such as the annual Cancer Schmancer Health Summit in LA and the Cancer Schmancer Cabaret Cruise in NYC. It has been great to see Fran and Cancer Schmancer implementing cannabis education into their learning platform over the past few years.”

To learn more about Cancer Schmancer, please visit

The Cannabis Science Conference is going to be a great opportunity to network with experts from all areas of the cannabis industry. So, make some time and join them at the Oregon Convention Center as the work continues to advance cannabis science and education. You do not need to be a scientist or a medical professional to receive great value from the Cannabis Science conference. Industry novices and patients can learn from both the technical program, as well as the poster presentations in the exhibition hall. Who knows, you might even kickstart your new career in cannabis science at this conference and expo!

For more information on what is going on during the conventions and to see when the experts are speaking visit their website at