Evening with a Scientist and Colorado Student Send Off

You're invited to join us for our Colorado events the weekend of July 20/21!

Information about An Evening With A Scientist.
Information about the RMAC Colorado Student Send Off.
RSVP for either event here.


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Saturday, July 20, 2019
Evening With A Scientist

Time:
6 p.m.  Social Gathering
7 p.m.  Presentation

Location:
The Dome at AMG

6295 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Dr. Andrea Holmes, professor of chemistry at Doane University, will present her recent work tailoring cannabis to create medicine for the masses. This underexplored, sophisticated process combines street knowledge with experienced and credentialed chemists. We've linked an article below in which she was recently featured for her groundbreaking work. The following excerpts can be found within the article, and serve as a quick snyposis of the work that she and her team are doing.

Cannabis is a plant that remains largely stigmatised, along with people who consume or condone it. However, Dr Andrea Holmes and her colleagues at Precision Plant Molecules are revealing the numerous hidden benefits of cannabis, when processed with precision. This Colorado-based company is using advanced chemical and analytical techniques to isolate naturally produced medicinal compounds and tailor effective medicines for its global consumer base.

Chief Growth Officer of PPM, Dr Andrea Holmes, is a highly distinguished and respected organic chemist. She is happy to lead the way in this new industry. ‘We have the opportunity to finally open the mysterious and stigmatised cannabis industry and make it available for wellness products,’ she says. ‘I love this field because it is new, underexplored and sophisticated, but it also presents an opportunity to combine street knowledge of people who used to operate in the underground with experienced and credentialed chemists.’

Cannabis plants produce more than one hundred different cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors on our cells. Two major cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). ... When the cannabis industry was primarily ‘underground’, the focus of breeders was largely on developing cannabis strains that produce high levels of THC. This cannabinoid compound is responsible for the euphoric feeling and psychoactive effects that are associated with recreational cannabis consumption. ... The increasing use of cannabis for medicinal purposes has taken the breeding focus away from THC and towards CBD. Known as the ‘medical cannabinoid’, this compound is not psychoactive, and even counters the mind-altering effects of THC.

The pet food industry is another sector in which Dr Holmes believes tailored cannabis-infused tinctures, food supplements, and treats can make a difference. She is a self-confessed animal lover – spending much of her spare time in shelters or with her own collection of critters. Therefore, she knows first-hand the pains and stresses that many of our furry and feathered friends can go through. Scientific knowledge of potential pain-easing, stress-reducing effects of CBD on our pets is growing, as are markets for pet products. 

Excerpts from "PPM: Tailoring Cannabis to Create Medicine for the Masses." Scientia online article.

Please join us for this incredibly informative night with one of Doane's finest faculty members!


Sunday, July 21, 2019
RMAC Colorado Student Send-off

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Walk-ins welcome, RSVP’s encouraged by July 10th.

Time:
3-5:30 p.m.  

Location:
Home of Ken '87 & Roberta Valdez '87 Sladovnik
6221 W Weaver Drive, Littleton, CO

Send our current and new Colorado Doane students off in style!  Family cookout at the home of Ken ’87 and Roberta Valdez ’87 Sladovnik.  Free for the whole family! A special announcement about the RMAC Scholarship will be made at this event. Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter.

For more information about this event, please contact the chapter at alumni@doane.edu.


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