Richard Sams, PhD, Joins Cannabis Science and Technology®’s EAB

Cannabis Science and Technology® is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Sams to its editorial advisory board (EAB).

Dr. Richard Sams earned his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in pharmaceutics from Ohio State University. After his time working as a research scientist at Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals in Suffern, New York, he served as a faculty member in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy at OSU. There, he specialized in veterinary pharmacology and directed the testing and research activities of the Analytical Toxicology Laboratory, which is the official testing laboratory of the Ohio State Racing Commission. In 2001, Sams became a scientific consultant to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and became a member of its Scientific Advisory Committee.

From 2006–2010 Sams served as a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida where he was responsible for teaching veterinary clinical pharmacology and directing the Florida Racing Laboratory, the official testing laboratory of the Florida Department of Business Regulation Division of Racing. After his time at the University of Florida, Sams became the director of the HFL Sport Science Laboratory in Lexington, Kentucky. This laboratory was the official testing laboratory for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the Indiana Racing Commission, the Maine Harness Racing Commission, the Virginia Racing Commission, the Puerto Rico Racing Authority, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, and the Trinidad & Tobago Racing Authority. Since 2019, Sams has held the role of the scientific director of KCA Laboratories, a cannabis testing and research laboratory located in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Currently, Sams is serving on the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc. In addition, he has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific studies. Frequently, he is requested to consult on cannabis-related matters and the disposition of drugs and other substances in animals.

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