Chris Kilham

Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal plant research in over 45 countries. Chris works with companies to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food and medicinal products into market successes. Chris also works to bridge worlds, regularly sharing information about other cultures through presentations and media. As a TV correspondent and guest, he speaks about medicine hunting, traditional botanical medicines, cannabis, psychoactive plants, environmental and cultural preservation and other related topics for a broad and diverse variety of audiences.

A long-time advocate of cannabis, Chris has extensively investigated cannabis in the field, including at its origin in the Central Southern Siberian Altay, where cannabis emerged 12,000 years ago after the last ice age. He has conducted cannabis field research in the Indian Himalaya, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and along China’s Silk Road.

Chris has appeared on over 1500 radio programs and more than 500 TV programs worldwide, including The New York Times, The Dr. Oz Show, Outside Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Playboy, VICE, LA Weekly, Newsweek, CNN Health, NBC Nightly News, ABC Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, ABC 20/20, Business Insider, Chelsea Handler’s “Chelsea Does”, and many other top tier media venues. He has also been featured in Green Flower, High Times, Civilized, Lift, Culture, MassRoots, and other cannabis media. The New York Times calls Chris “Part David Attenborough, part Indiana Jones.”

Chris is the author of fourteen books, including The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, Psyche Delicacies, and The Five Tibetans, which has been published in over 28 languages.

Social Media Handles:, @MedicineHunter

Social Media Hashtags: #medicinehunter #chriskilham #cannabis #yoga #ethnobotany #plantmedicine


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