About SC Labs

The Science of Cannabis

Every day, our clients depend on our test results to make the right business decisions. That’s why we’ve been setting the bar with industry-leading, science-based innovations in cannabis and hemp testing since 2010.

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Driven by R&D

We’re much more than a routine test lab. We’re fully invested in our mission to advance the science that ensures the safety and quality of your cannabis and hemp products.

At our R&D Center of Excellence in Santa Cruz, CA we work with clients to develop test solutions, data and process integrations, and educational material to keep the industry moving forward.

Coast to Coast

With the first national panel for hemp testing, we’ve helped clients distribute across the US with greater confidence. In addition to cannabis facilities in California, Oregon, Colorado, and Michigan, we’re also a registered hemp lab in other states that require it, including Idaho, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, and Texas.

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We’re guided by an outstanding group of industry pioneers and domain experts.

Board of Directors

Jeff Vail

Chairman of the Board

Emad Georgy

Board Member, Interim Chief Technology Officer

Amy McDonald

Board Member

Mike Branvold

Board Member

Hirsh Jain

Board Member

Our Leadership Team

Jeff Journey


Lee McFarlain

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Gray

Cofounder, Chief Innovation Officer

Josh Wurzer

Cofounder, Chief Operating Officer

Brendan Firestone

Chief Commercial Officer

Alec Dixon

Cofounder, Executive VP, Client Relations

Travis Ruthenburg, PhD

Senior VP, Research & Development

Lisa Stemmer

Senior Director, Marketing

Nina Vasquez

Director, Human Resources

Max Duimstra

Director of Operations, OR

Mackenzie Whitman

Lab Director, CA

Courtney Richards

Lab Director, CO

Manik Gudimani

Lab Director, MI

Brian Weigel

Lab Director, OR

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Join the Scientists

Serious about the science of cannabis and excited about where it will take you? Join a company that ranks in the cannabis industry’s top 50 employers nationwide.

Leafly Certified Cannabis Testing Lab

SC Labs is a certified Leafly lab partner.

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