Behind the microscope
We are the microbiological perspective on your favorite inflorescence
Forging truth through a curiosity for life science
Sharing in the romance of science and culture
Rooted in equality and inspired by a love of Cannabis
Cm botanical is queer owned and operated out of los angeles, ca. we deeply believe in the potential of cannabis as a catalyst for change in science, medicine, policy, environmental impact and culture.
we honor the cannabis plant and the people who work with it, making sure to spread knowledge and incite growth - from your business, to all people.
Botanist, Writer, Product Dev
Courtney Maltais is based in Los Angeles California. With close to a decade of professional experience in Cannabis, Maltais has worked with industry leaders in manufacturing, cultivation, and product formulation to create efficient and ethically-sound practices for producing high-quality products.
In addition, Maltais is a thought leader in the cannabis space, educating business owners, political leaders, and consumers on cannabis science and technology. Maltais advises for the National Cannabis Industry Association, and has numerous published works on cannabis research and innovation.
In 2013, Maltais co-founded The Clear; the first cannabis distillate oil to market in the world. Since then, they have established multiple out of state licensees, and continue to produce their products on a national level. Maltais worked with The Clear as their Chief Botanist, with a focus on product development and educational outreach.
On a more personal level, Courtney is committed to honoring the legacy of cannabis through science and education. Through CMB Courtney combines their passion for cannabis and their talents in science and writing to uplift others with a deeper understanding of what happens behind the microscope.
"There is nothing more powerful than knowledge paired with a plant that can shift the way we feel and alter the way we perceive the world. "
formal Science Background
Backed by formal schooling in botany, microbiology, and 8+ years in cannabis manufacturing and product development, we have all the resources you need to produce novel and effective product lines.
Technical Writing Background
With formal background in technical, journalistic, and creative non-fiction writing we can make your text come to life and leave an impact with your audience.
8+ years in cannabis
From startups to large scale manufacturing and cultivation: we have an in depth understanding of success and adaptability in a blooming market
Backed by our network
We are affiliated with industry organizations that connect us with experts and keep us up to date on ground breaking work in cannabis. Our founder is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for NCIA.