Emma Chasen has a mission to educate people on the science of cannabis. After graduating from Brown University in 2014 with a specialized Biology degree that focused on Medicinal Plant Research, Emma went on to coordinate Clinical Oncology trials with the Brown University Oncology Research Group. When her supervisor refused a cannabis trial in favor of another expensive pharmaceutical drug, Emma quit and headed across the country to Portland, OR.
Since her arrival to Portland in September 2015, Emma has worked in the legal cannabis industry. She has been named Portland's Best Budtender, acted as the General Manager for Farma (one of the most popular dispensaries in the nation) and collaborated with Sativa Science Club to develop a standardized industry wide training program that covers topics ranging from cannabis science to compassionate client care. Emma now acts as a cannabis educator and consultant, teaching cannabis science workshops in the community and helping cannabis businesses thrive in the competitive marketplace. She helps brands develop educational marketing collateral and educational programs to further elevate their brand presence in a competitive industry. She also helps struggling cannabis businesses with business organization and sets them up for success in the competitive adult use market. Emma continues to seek ways to spread cannabis education through consulting, writing, speaking and teaching.
Emma Chasen was recently named Portland’s Best Budtender of 2016 and featured in Newsweek, MG Magazine, Stoner Magazine, High Times Magazine, The Oregon Leaf and Teen Vogue for her work with Cannabis and patients. She is also a regular guest on many cannabis focused podcasts and has been featured on television for her ability to explain scientific concepts around cannabis in a way that is accessible and helpful to the general public. Her mission is to educate people on the science behind Cannabis so that they may take charge of their own healing as well as to address the need for training and education of budtenders, medical professionals, and the general public.