Juan Vaz, Botanist

Director of Research & Development
Juan is a recognized leader in the area of cannabis plant genetics, and over the past 20 years has specialized in the isolation and preservation of phenotypes. With this deep understanding of phytochemicals, he is an advisor to the Uruguayan National Board of Drugs, and helped develop the national policies of law 19.172, which legalized the handling and trade of cannabis. He is a founding member of the Association of Cannabis studies of Uruguay (AECU), dedicated to the advancement of cultivation and breeding techniques. Juan has won numerous international awards for growing, including titles such as “best strain” and “best extraction,” and in 2015, his variations were awarded by the Copa CABA and the Copa Cannabis in Uruguay.