The Cannabis Scientist Celebrates the Most Influential People in Cannabis Science



Knutsford, Cheshire, U.K., February 24, 2021 -  Leading publication The Cannabis Scientist today announced the release of its 2021 “5×5” Power List – throwing the spotlight on great science in this burgeoning field.


Launched in 2020, The Power List is a celebration of all aspects of cannabis cultivation, processing, testing, and medicine. For their 2021 Power List, the editorial team added several new categories to cover a wider range of cannabis scientists. This year’s “5×5” list is made up of the five top scientists in five areas:


  • Analytical Heroes: keeping consumers safe with better cannabis testing and analysis
  • Processing Pros: helping the industry evolve through improved processing, extraction, and formulation
  • Plant Science Pioneers: deepening our understanding of the cannabis plant and developing better cultivation methods
  • R&D Trailblazers: exploring the medical potential of cannabis and cannabinoids
  • Inspirational Mentors: supporting cannabis scientists at all levels to reach their potential through coaching, education, or advocacy

Rich Whitworth, Content Director of The Cannabis Scientist, says, “This year we wanted to celebrate the full spectrum of cannabis science, from testing to plant science. Historically, these areas have been siloed, but we believe there is tremendous value in bringing together knowledge on all aspects of this fascinating plant.”


To select the 2021 finalists, The Cannabis Scientist first held open nominations; next, all nominees were scrutinized by a panel of independent judges, who considered each candidate’s contribution and wider impact on society, business, and innovation.


“With only five spots in each category, the judges had tough choices to make,” says Whitworth. “Not everyone will agree with the judges’ final selections, but I hope we can all support the central aim of the initiative: to shine a spotlight on good science – and good scientists – in this growing field.”


Where can the Power List be found?

The full Power List 2021 can be found online here.

The Power List is also available in print and in the downloadable PDF of the February issue here.


About The Cannabis Scientist
The Cannabis Scientist, a brand of Texere Publishing Limited, was conceived in 2016 with an important mission: to promote good science in this growing field. The publication fills an underserved niche for a high-quality, science-led content, covering the latest advances across all areas of cannabis science – from cannabis analysis to the latest medical research to cutting-edge “cannabinomics.” The Cannabis Scientist encompasses a print magazine and a global website optimized for mobile devices. | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter

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