BERKELEY, Calif., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO of Steep Hill, the global leader in cannabis science, testing and analytics, announced today that Steep Hill has licensed its first lab in the Southeast, bringing full service medical cannabis quality assurance to the State of Arkansas. The lab will be owned and operated by a pharmacist who is licensed in 7 states and a highly experienced executive who has also served as a director and officer at multiple public companies.
In making the announcement, Steep Hill President and CEO Jmîchaeĺe Keller said, “We are pleased to announce our expansion to the Southeast, and Arkansas in particular. We are especially proud of the credentials our partners will bring to Arkansas medical patients in the state, and together we will deliver the best science, technology and professionalism available in cannabis testing for patients.”
“As a pharmacist, patient safety is always my primary concern. When medical cannabis was approved by Arkansas voters, I wanted to get involved. Quality and potency testing of cannabis is the best way to keep patients safe. After researching the issue, I was amazed at the complexity of the testing process and the degree of expertise and advanced technology needed to get accurate results. Patients in Arkansas need the best science-based cannabis solutions, both to ensure their safety and to give the industry credibility. For these reasons, we are excited to bring the global expertise of Steep Hill, the country’s leading cannabis science and technology company, to the Natural State. As long time Arkansas residents, we are also proud to officially launch the first start-up cannabis business in the state,” said Brandon Thornton, CEO of Steep Hill Arkansas.
Opening the new Steep Hill Arkansas lab will be:
“We have worked very hard to establish our global leadership in the cannabis