2024 Interest Areas

The 2024 Emerald Conference Interest Areas are:


Cultivation Science: Cannabis Genetics, Biology, Physiology and Agronomy

• Genetic Selection and Engineering: Developing the Cannabis Flower of the Future
• The Taste and Smell Cannabis: A Deep Dive into Terpenes and Flavonoids
• An Overview of the Latest Research in Cannabinoid Science
• Understanding Cannabis Chemo Typing for Cultivation Successes
• Lighting Design
• Soil Management
• Irrigation Management
• Climate Control
• Nutrient/Pathogen/Pest Management
• Drying and Curing

Analytical Testing Solutions and Extraction Methods for Cannabis

• Perfecting Toxin and Potency Testing while Preventing Inflation
• Developing Innovative Extraction Methodologies, Instrumentation and Technologies
• Utilizing Data to Maximize Extraction and Testing Efficiency
• Enhancing Microbial, Heavy Metals and Residual Solvent Analysis Techniques
• Utilizing Quality Control and Quality Assurance to Improve Product Development
• How to Purify Samples and Remove Analytical Interferences
• Producing Extractions that Mimic Flower’s Entourage Effect
• The Science of Synthetic Cannabinoid Production

Pre-Clinical/Clinical Research, Cannabis Formulations, Fill/Finish, and Patient Care

• The Impacts of Federal Rescheduling on Cannabis Research
• Good Manufacturing Practices for Achieving Bioavailability, Dose Control and Decreased
• Developing Cannabis Formulations that Meet Patient Needs
• An Analysis of Challenges to Achieving Consistency with Product Formulations
• Scaling Manufacturing Operations for Mass and Craft Production
• Eco-Friendly Innovative Packaging Solutions that Protect Products
• How to Safely Introduce Supplemental Ingredients and Flavors into Cannabis Products
• Profiling the Physiology, Demographics and Needs of Medical Marijuana Patients
• Understanding the Effects of Cannabis on the Endocannabinoid System
• Regulating a Patient-focused Medical Marijuana System
• Researching Novel Medical Applications of Cannabis (TBI, Dementia, Cancer, Autism, Pain
Management, Sleep Disorders)
• Cannabis and Athletes: The Benefits for Human Physiology

The Science of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

• Regulating Psychedelics at the Federal and State Levels for Widespread Availability
• Advancing Research on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
• Analytical Testing Solutions for Psilocybin and other Plant Medicines
• An Overview of the Medical Benefits of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
• Managing Chronic Physical Illnesses with Psychedelics
• Managing Mood Disorders with Psychedelic Medicines
• Understanding the Science of Microdosing Psychedelics
• Educating the Medical Community and Patients on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy