Green Leaf Lab
How would you describe your company? What is your specialty?
Green Leaf Lab is a pioneer in cannabis and hemp testing. Established in 2011, Green Leaf Lab is the first cannabis analytical laboratory in the nation to be licensed and accredited by a state agency. We are a full-service analytical laboratory with an emphasis in product development and product testing. We have laboratories located in Oregon and California.
What do you offer clients that others don’t?
We see ourselves as a partner with our clients. Their success is our success. From the start of sampling, through the testing cycle, and even after reports have been sent out, we go above and beyond to educate and assist our clients with their individual needs.
How and why did your company start up?
When Rowshan Reordan, the founder and CEO, was growing medical marijuana, she learned that one of her terminally ill patients was exposed to potentially harmful chemicals when consuming cannabis. She realized that the industry needed access to important information regarding potentially harmful compounds that are associated with cannabis production and processing. This knowledge inspired her to open a cannabis analytical lab. Access to education and information for the industry, as well as consumers, has always been integral in the mission of Green Leaf Lab.
With the changing landscape of medical and recreational cannabis, what do you see as the biggest challenges to your progress as a company? Any advantages?
As national legalization occurs, we will be faced with more corporate competition. However, we have learned that having roots in the cannabis industry gives us an advantage over corporate competitors who do not understand our culture or the issues associated with running a cannabis business.
What words of advice would you offer anyone seeking to enter the world of cannabis business?
One must have the ability to constantly overcome roadblocks and pivot due to the constant change and evolution in the industry. Treat your employees well along the way. Stay involved with the community. It is important that we all support each other’s efforts.
What are the goals and vision moving forward, for your company? Where do you see your company in five years?
We recently expanded from Oregon and opened a new laboratory in California. Our goal is to continue offering accurate and consistent science, as well as unparalleled customer service as we continue to grow. We plan to continue this growth and open more laboratories in the next five years.
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
We hope to continue being leaders in analytical cannabis science and continue to educate the industry in understanding the value and importance of quality control testing for a safe product and happy and healthy consumers.