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WIRE: Steep Hill opens cannabis testing lab in Hawaii

BERKELEY, Calif. — Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO of Steep Hill, the global leader in cannabis science, testing and analytics, announced today that Steep Hill Hawaii has received the first license issued by the Hawaii Department of Health to begin testing for cannabis in the state, bringing full service medical cannabis quality assurance to the State of Hawaii.

Local Hawaii business owner and CEO of Steep Hill Hawaii Dana Ciccone said of the announcement by the Hawaii Department of Health, “We are proud to be the first cannabis lab to be licensed in the State of Hawaii. Our state-certified lab will run full-service testing for cannabinoid profile (potency), terpenes, pesticides, heavy metals, biological screening, and residual solvents. We can test for 20 Cannabinoids and 43 terpenes. We can test for both industry businesses and all in-state cardholders, and we have structured our services so they will be affordable and offer a quick turnaround for our customers. Steep Hill Hawaii is a locally-owned-and-operated company and we are proud to be the first lab to enable dispensaries to offer safe and legal access to tested cannabis for patients in Hawaii.”

Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer Michael Covington enthusiastically said, “This could not have been accomplished without the hard work, professionalism, and dedication of the Steep Hill corporate and Steep Hill Hawaii team of scientists. Our group is world class. We have come a long way in the past year here in Hawaii, and we’re anticipating a great start to the medical cannabis industry in Hawaii, which begins officially today.”

Upon hearing the news, Steep Hill President and CEO Jmîchaeĺe Keller said, “We are pleased that the Steep Hill Hawaii team has been recognized first in the lab licensing process by the State of Hawaii. We are proud of the credentials our partners bring to the table, and patients in the state will benefit from the most rapid path to safe and tested cannabis. Our Hawaii partners share our commitment to being the gold standard for science, service, and safety for the medical cannabis industry in Hawaii, and around the world,” said Keller.

Steep Hill Hawaii is open for business Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and is located at 1150 South King Street, Penthouse Suite, Honolulu, HI 96814.  Tel: +1 (808) 735-5227.

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Steep Hill Labs, Inc. is the world’s leading cannabis science and technology company with extensive expertise in lab testing, remote testing, genetics, R&D, and the licensing of our intellectual property to strategic partners across the globe. No other cannabis company brings each of these areas of expertise into one highly synergistic whole. Steep Hill’sfoundation was built on testing and analyzing medical and recreational marijuana to ensure compliance with public safety standards. In 2008, Steep Hill opened the first commercial cannabis lab in the United States and the company has been on the cutting edge since its inception. Steep Hill is expanding throughout the United States, and globally. With the goal of helping the rest of the world adopt “best practices” in cannabis testing, the company also provides expert consulting services to legislators and regulators in many countries, states, and municipalities around the world.

Cathie Bennett Warner
Cell: +1 (415) 420-1573

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