Arno Hazekamp (1976) is an internationally acclaimed cannabis researcher, and former Head of Research and Education at Bedrocan BV – the official grower of medicinal cannabis in the Netherlands.
Arno earned his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, followed by an MSc degree in Biopharmaceutical Sciences at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His PhD thesis (2007) was focused on the medicinal use of cannabis, and the practical issues that prevent it from becoming part of modern medicine.
Since its beginning, Arno has been involved in the Dutch national medicinal cannabis program as a specialist in quality control, product development and clinical trial design. He is an active international lecturer and medicinal cannabis advocate, and creator of the annual Masterclass Medicinal Cannabis (since 2011), a week-long training event that covers all aspects of medicinal cannabis use.
Since 2016, Arno works as an independent consultant for regulators, cultivators and product developers in the cannabis industry.
Arno joined the LCC in 2017, with a focus on research & education.