Dr. Philippe Henry

2016 Cannabis Conference


Philippe Henry is a scientist and Cannabis aficionado. His recent research focuses on using genomic and bioinformatic tools to shed light on the health of our planet and ourselves. He has recently applied his expertise in population genetics to investigate the structure of the genus Cannabis. His current focus is on the development of highly informative genetic markers to provide efficient tools for Cannabis breeding. Another key interest of his is understanding how individual variation in genes underlying the endocannabinoid system and associated regulatory enzymes influence our responses to Cannabis as a recreational drug and therapeutic substance. To that end he is the principal investigator of 420andme, a crowdsourcing research endeavor to develop a genome-wide association study using direct-to-consumer genetic testing data coupled with information on individual’s affinity towards Cannabis.