Jay Michaels

Santa Rosa, California

General Specialty


Specialty Focus

Marijuana Medical Marijuana
Seed Identification

Highly experienced and knowledgeable cannabis expert witness with 45 years of experience in cannabis production, breeding, and cultivation. He is a leading authority in cannabis genomics, partnering with major universities and research companies like Steep Hill Labs in Berkeley. Jay is also the curator of the largest bank of cannabis genetics in the world, with over 2000+ varieties from around the globe.

Expertise includes cannabis SOP development, cannabis IP interpretation, commercial cannabis production, lawful cannabis cultivation, and cannabis breeding. He has a strong background in construction and building and is skilled in accurately calculating market values for different cannabis cultivars and yields. Jay is also proficient in forensic analysis of operational context and genetics and has extensive experience consulting on both indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation sites.

With over 25 years of experience in cannabis products, including nutrients and pest mitigation, Jay uses scientific methods and a vast database of pictures and archives for comparisons. He is also well-versed in the legal frameworks governing cannabis cultivation and production, making him a valuable cannabis expert witness in legal proceedings.

In addition to his expertise, Jay is a sought-after speaker at trade shows and cannabis events, where he shares his knowledge on cannabis cultivation and production topics. His ability to effectively communicate complex concepts makes him a trusted authority in the industry.

Overall, Jay Michaels is the best choice for clients searching for a cannabis expert witness with extensive experience, legal knowledge, and proven expertise in cannabis production, breeding, and cultivation. His reputation as a leading authority in the field, along with his excellent communication skills, make him a highly valuable asset for any cannabis-related legal case or consultation.

  • Graduate Studies – Television Writing UCLA 2007 -2009 Graduated with Honors
  • Graduate Studies – Feature Film Writing, UCLA 2008 -2009 Graduated with Honors
  • Construction Management – Carpenters Training Facility, Elk Grove Ill. 1993 -1995 Graduated with degree in Construction Management
  • Business Management, ASU 1981 – 1983 Incomplete studies


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