LECTURE: The future of cannabis and complementary botanical medicines
WORKSHOP: CBD & your skin
Colleen Quinn is an internationally celebrated clinical aromatherapist, cosmetic chemist, researcher, educator and author. Committed to delivering functional therapeutic plant-based products, Colleen has travelled the globe on a quest for knowledge, innovation and the best quality ingredients from dedicated sustainable farmers in order to create therapeutic benefits in skin and health care.
With formidable energy and insatiable curiosity, she is constantly pushing back the boundaries of her knowledge and skill. The DNA of plants continues to be of consuming interest for her and she derives unceasing satisfaction from exploring the chemistry of new ingredient pairings which create new and enhanced synergistic impacts.
Colleen was insightfully early into the cannabis movement in California and Colorado giving her the expertise and skills to now specialise in cannabis and CBD formulation, research and education. She launched her exceptional Cannabis science course, 'LabCannamist' in 2020 and then her first book, 'The CBD beauty Book' in the summer of 2021.
Colleen began her career at the age of 18, studying aromatherapy in Provence, France and had her own complementary therapy practice for 10 years. During that time, she became a Macmillan-trained therapist, which led her to work with terminally ill cancer patients. Today, she has a particular interest in educating on the health benefits of essential oils and cannabis in the treatment of a wide array of conditions and particularly with oncology patients.