On this edition of The Cannabis Today Podcast, Catherine Sidman hosts Dr. Pritesh Kumar live from the show floor of Concentration 2019 in Pala California.
Dr. Pritesh Kumar earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, with a focus in cannabinoid (cannabis) pharmacology, from the University of Louisville, Kentucky USA. Previously, Dr. Kumar conducted pharmacological testing of FDA- approved drugs as potential ligands for the cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) and investigated the pharmacology of cannabinoids.Dr. Kumar is currently an Advisor to the WHO (World Health Organization) based in Geneva, Switzerland. In this role, Dr. Kumar provides consultation services to the 40th Meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence regarding Cannabis Toxicology.Dr. Kumar is the Senior Managing Director of PhytoSciences, an international organization comprised of 40+ scientists based in India, Canada, Africa, Latin America, and the USA. The company consults in the areas clinical trial solutions, novel drug delivery technology development, industrial scale manufacturing, analytical testing, and commercial bioprocessing.Dr. Kumar is currently the Scientific Advisor for Addis Ababa University, School of Pharmacy (SoP) in Ethiopia. In this role, Dr. Kumar facilitates advancements in graduate student education, promotes the interest of the SoP, and develops relationships between the SoP and
the private sector.