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Collaboration and strategic partnerships

Hempgene believes in collaboration for the benefit of everyone's success.

An emerging industry like Cannabis, means we all play a role in setting a new standard for business operations - one that benefits all people involved.  We are always looking for great collaborative opportunities - let us know how you'd like to get involved.


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We contribute to the Open Cannabis Project (www.opencannabisproject.org) because at the core, we believe that access to Cannabis for all is essential if the full potential of the plant is to be realized.







How best to use cannabis is a social issue; an issue that can be enlightened by science.  Ultimately the use of cannabis for any purpose should be informed, in part, at the genetic level, just as many plants in our society are understood, in order to guide level headed, fact-based discourse in the interest of the public.  We stand behind that by choosing to contribute a minimum of 2% of gross profit to select causes and efforts that advance the best interests of the public.


CJ Schwartz

Matt Gibbs

Jason Schwartz

Chris Grassa




Director of Bioinformatics

CJ has a BS degree in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin.  For the last decade Dr. Schwartz’s research has focused on the genetic differences that control flowering time. During that time he discovered that expression of a gene called Flowering Locus T leads to differential flowering time of plants and is dependent on their native locations. These results have been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and presented at conferences throughout the US.


Click here to view CJ's publications.


Jason has an MBA in Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Finance, risk management, and project management professional with a background in the healthcare, financial markets, and technology industries.  Jason spent the last ten years at UnitedHealth Group in operational and strategic management roles.


Chris has a MSc in Botany from the University of British Columbia and BS in Zoology from the University of Florida.  He is an expert bioinformatician, leveraging high performance computers to assemble genomes, study gene expression, and understand the genetics of populations. His focus has been providing genomic resources and analyses to answer applied and theoretical questions in genome biology, evolution, and domestication across a diverse range of plant taxa.

Matt has a BA in Finance from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Social Science from the University of Colorado – Denver.  He has spent the last 10 years working in the realm of strategic sustainability, specifically at the nexus of operationalizing triple bottom line goals.


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