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Viridis Laboratories continues to expand Lansing team to meet growing demand

Techs use state-of-the-art technology to promote health and safety of cannabis consumers

LANSING, Mich. — Viridis Laboratories, Michigan’s leading provider of cannabis safety testing, has hired three new employees at its state-of-the-art Lansing laboratory to meet growing demand in the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry.

The Lansing lab welcomes Ciara Suggs and Kylie Smith as lab technicians, and Jayson Butler joined the staff as a field technician.

“At Viridis, our highly trained technicians use the best tools and scientific methods to provide precise results with the highest quality analytical testing in the cannabis marketplace,” said Viridis CEO Greg Michaud. “Our technicians work hard every day to bring maximum confidence to consumers that their cannabis products are safe, effective and of the highest quality.”

Building upon the founders’ experience leading forensic science and toxicology operations for the Michigan State Police, the Viridis team utilizes state-of-the-art methods to collect and test nearly 70% of the adult-use and medicinal cannabis products in Michigan.

Field technicians work directly with cannabis manufacturers to ensure samples are collected properly to prevent cross-contamination prior to the samples arriving at the lab for a variety of testing — including potency, microbial and terpene analyses.

“Our industry leading field collection process is second to none,” said Todd Welch, chief operating officer at Viridis. “From the field to the lab, we take great care to ensure our customers receive the most accurate, highest-quality test results possible. Our labs are the highest accredited in Michigan, setting the standard for accurate, detailed and comprehensive cannabis testing.”

Viridis employs more than 40 highly trained technicians, scientists and support staff members at its Bay City and Lansing labs.

Viridis Laboratories

Ensuring Health and Safety Within The Cannabis Industry

Viridis Laboratories is the leading provider of cannabis testing in Michigan and uses the latest technology and scientific methods to help promote the health and safety of patients and adult-use consumers