Dr. John MacKay is an internationally recognized scientific expert in analytical testing, extraction and purification techniques within the botanical space. His career has included many roles in innovative product development. Dr. MacKay is currently a contributing journalist of Extraction Magazine, a cannabis extraction publication, and Terpenes and Testing Magazine, a publication serving the cannabis industry with cannabis news and science on horticulture, extraction and testing labs. Dr. MacKay earned his B.A. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University and his Ph.D. from the University of Vermont in Inorganic Chemistry focused on the synthesis of cancer fighting compounds.
Dr. MacKay currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for NewBridge Global Ventures Inc. where he oversees the implementation of the oil extraction process and new extraction technologies in NewBridge’s wholly owned subsidiaries and any joint ventures in which NewBridge may participate. He also maintains a position as President of Elevated Education, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of NewBridge. Dr. MacKay has been serving as President of 5Leaf, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NewBridge, where he will continue to oversee extraction activities. In addition, Dr. MacKay will represent the company as an industry expert.
Ask the Experts: Extraction, Part II: Whiich Technique or Method Do You Think is the Most Successful for Cannabis Extraction?Cannabis Science and Technology, May 2019.
Extraction Magic – Success Webinar, CBD Training Academy, May 2019
Kahner Global Cannabrunch: Plate Full of Investment Opportunities, L.A. Cannabis News, May 6, 2019
Look to the Combination of Extraction Processes for Your Ingredients, Cannabis Business Executive, March 5, 2019
Ask the Experts: Extraction, Part I: What is the Biggest Challenge in Cannabis Extraction?, Cannabis Science and Technology, March 4, 2019
Cannabis Extraction Whisperer John MacKay, Future Cannabis Project, November 7, 2018 (video)
Chemist Urges Caution for Emerging Cannabis Products, The Citizen, August 9, 2018
Cannabis potency: “The cart is before the horse and the horse hasn’t even been born yet”, The Charlotte News, August 8, 2018
Extraction Manufacturing: Transitioning from Traditional Subjective to Modern QC/QA/PAT Chromatographic Analysis, International Labmate Limited, April 26, 2018
Increased Productivity of Newest Extraction Choices for Cannabis and Hemp Brings More Questions than Answers, Cannabis Business Executive, March 19, 2018
Defining the BEST Etraction. Transition in Testing Technology, Extraction Magazine, November 28, 2017
Busting the Myth: Examining CO2 versus Butane Extraction, December 18, 2015
Defining BEST Extraction, Cannabis Industry Journal, October 28, 2015