World Class Cannabis Expert

Chris Conrad wearing a hemp shirt as he examines a flowering cannabis plant in a California indoor medical marijuana garden, 2015.
Chris Conrad wearing a hemp shirt as he examines a flowering cannabis plant in a California indoor medical marijuana garden, 2015.

Chris Conrad is a well known author, consultant, public speaker, cannabis expert witness, museum curator and internationally respected authority on cannabis, industrial hemp, medical marijuana, cultivation, garden yields, processing, dosages, commercial intent, personal use and cannabis culture. He teaches at Oaksterdam University and the International Pharmacological Academy and has given numerous presentations for continuing legal education (CLE) and continuing medical education (CME) programs.

As an expert witness, Chris has given testimony which has helped to shape California medical marijuana law. Click here for important legal information regarding medical cannabis in California and beyond.

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Urging the US Congress to reform cannabis laws, International Drug Policy Conference, November 2015
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Chris Conrad’s latest book, The Newbie’s Guide to Cannabis and the Industry, with Jeremy Daw, Reset.me Publishing.
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Chris Conrad and wife, Mikki Norris, after speaking at the Cannamed medical marijuana conference in Argentina, April 2014
Speaking from the Seattle Hempfest main stage 2010
Speaking from the Seattle Hempfest Main Stage, August 2010
With Mikki Norris at their West Coast Leaf newspaper booth, 2008
With Mikki Norris at their West Coast Leaf newspaper booth, 2008
Attending the United Nation's High Commission on Narcotics and Drugs, 2006
Attending the United Nation’s High Commission on Narcotics and Drugs, 2006, with Lennice Werth.
Receiving the Robert Randall Award for their work on the Human Rights and the Drug War project, 2001
Receiving the Robert Randall Award for their work on the Human Rights and the Drug War project, 2001
Opening of the Human Rights and the Drug War exhibit, with Mikki and our late partner, Virginia Resner, 1995
Opening of the Human Rights and the Drug War exhibit, with Mikki and our late partner, Virginia Resner, 1995
Opening of the redesigned Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, with Ben Dronkers, October 1993
Opening of the redesigned Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, with Ben Dronkers, 1993
With Jack Herer after designing and editing Herer's book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, 1991
With Jack Herer after designing and editing Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, 1991.

Chris Conrad founded the Business Alliance for Commerce in Hemp, the Family Council on Drug Awareness and the American Hemp Council in 1989. He is author of Hemp: Lifeline to the Future (1993), Hemp for Health (1997), co-author of Shattered Lives: Portraits From America’s Drug War (1998) and Human Rights and the U.S. Drug War (2001), author of Nostradamus and the Attack on New York (2002), Cannabis Yields and Dosage (2005, revised 2015) and now co-author of The Newbie’s Guide to Cannabis and the Industry (2015). He also designed, edited and did extensive writing for Jack Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes (1990). His newest book is The Newbies Guide to Cannabis and the Industry, with Jeremy Daw.