Courtesy of Lift Magazine
A cannabis researcher is among 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada for 2017 from the Governor General.
Dr Ernest Small, is a principal research scientist with the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture and has written several books and hundreds of papers on different plants, including numerous pieces on cannabis. He has also consulted with the Canadian government, as well as governments in the US on cannabis legislation.
Dr Small spent the first 10 years of his career focussing on cannabis, worked with the Le Dain Commission, and helped Health Canada with botanical research and the cultivation of the supply of medicinal cannabis in the 1970’s.
The Governor General’s announcement was made on Friday, December 29. The Order of Canada was created in 1967, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Nearly 7,000 people have received the Order.
Small’s book, Cannabis: A Complete Guide, bills itself as a guide for “scientists, doctors, economists, students, industries, and governments to evaluate risks and benefits of all aspects of cannabis,” with more than 1,700 literature citations. Some of Small’s papers on cannabis/hemp include looking at cannabis classifications, breeding, seeds, and more.
He is currently working on a project that looks at the seeds of medicinal cannabis sativa, as well as several other non cannabis related botanical projects.
— Mark Ware (@drmarkaware) December 31, 2017
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