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Viridis Laboratories Expands Services to Offer Horticultural Testing to Cannabis Growers

LANSING and BAY CITY, Mich.  Viridis Laboratories, the leading provider of cannabis safety testing in Michigan, is expanding its services to offer horticultural testing and environmental analysis.

The company’s new horticultural and environmental services provide cannabis growers with deeper facility and plant science analysis, so they have the information needed to produce safe, high-quality product. Viridis is excited to offer eight different environmental analyses, gender testing and plant virus testing, among other services to better serve the horticultural needs of its customers. 

“We’re now able to offer the testing and services high-end growers are looking for,” said Jorge Lerma, customer relations and horticultural science branch lead for Viridis. “Viridis can help cannabis companies leverage these powerful analyses to create a deeper knowledge base beyond the current compliance testing regimes, thereby paying great economic dividends in terms of protecting plant health and increasing crop yields.”

Lerma has a degree in horticulture and agronomy from Michigan State University and has been with Viridis since 2019.  He is one of the most highly regarded and respected horticultural scientists in Michigan’s cannabis industry and has been in over 300 different grows and processing facilities throughout the state. 

“As the highest-accredited cannabis testing lab in the state, Viridis is proud to offer our customers reliable and high-quality safety testing,” said Viridis Chief Operating Officer Todd Welch. “Now we can help growers take their businesses to the next level and differentiate themselves in Michigan’s competitive, burgeoning cannabis industry.”

Viridis provides the most comprehensive safety testing for Michigan’s regulated cannabis industry and takes great pride in providing an unmatched level of customer service.

Viridis employs nearly 50 highly trained technicians, scientists and support staff members at its Bay City and Lansing labs. Both labs are state-licensed for adult-use and medical cannabis testing and accredited in chemical and biological testing and field sampling. 

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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