BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Steep Hill, the global leader in cannabis testing and analytics, today announced it has licensed its cannabis testing technology for use in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC to the same highly respected physician team that operates Steep Hill Maryland. The lab in Columbia, MD has been completed and will be ready to test 60 days before the first batch of medical cannabis will need to be tested.
Dr. Andrew Rosenstein, CEO of Steep Hill Maryland – and now also CEO of Steep Hill Pennsylvania and Steep Hill DC – said, "The professionalism in science and business support that Steep Hill has provided to us since we signed the licensing deal for Steep Hill Maryland in May has been extraordinary. The ramp up to launch is going extremely well, and it has given us the confidence to make the decision to expand into Pennsylvania and Washington DC, with the goal of being the East Coast "hub" for Steep Hill. As we expand with Steep Hill, we are also looking for strong local operating partners to join our team in Pennsylvania, and we would encourage interested strategic partners to contact us. Together we intend to be the gold standard for science, service, and safety for the medical cannabis industry in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia."
In making the joint announcement, Steep Hill President and CEO Jmîchaeĺe Keller said, "Steep Hill is excited not only to expand our footprint on the East Coast to offer a larger population base of medical patients access to safe, tested, and healthy cannabis, but also to strengthen our strong partnership with Dr. Rosenstein and his highly qualified team of medical professionals. Together we will deliver the best science, technology, and professionalism available in cannabis testing for medical patients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. This marks a new era in cannabis safety for the East Coast. The Steep Hill East Coast team consists of doctors, laboratory specialists, and health care experts including board-certified pathologists, gastroenterologists, and highly experienced health care business professionals who have years of experience in patient care and testing human tissue to detect disease. This highly qualified, physcian-led team will be intimately involved in setting the standard for cannabis safety in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia, and will also work together with our world class scientists in other states. We plan to coordinate our shared knowledge of the cannabis plant within the Steep Hill network globally, while moving the science forward together."
The Steep Hill Maryland, Steep Hill Pennsylvania,and Steep Hill DC team is comprised of:
For more information about cannabis testing, please visit the Steep Hill website: http://steephill.com
ABOUT STEEP HILL
Founded in California in 2008, Steep Hill Labs, Inc. is a science and technology firm that has become the industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics. Steep Hill has labs open or in development in seven U.S. states (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Washington State), Washington DC, and one country internationally (Jamaica), with many more to come— making Steep Hill the largest cannabis lab network in the world. The company pioneered the first medical cannabis potency and microbiological contaminants testing methodology for use in California—the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Steep Hill has since developed a variety of revolutionary cannabis testing products, including QuantaCann™, QuantaCann2™ and GenKit™. Steep Hill provides expert consulting services to many states, countries and municipalities, and the company is developing proprietary genetic testing, mapping and trademark protection services for the industry as well.
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Last updated on: 13/10/2016
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