Green Leaf Lab is the first woman-owned cannabis and hemp CBD testing lab in the nation. Established in 2011, they are celebrating their 10-year anniversary this month. CEO and founder Rowshan Reordan is honoring this milestone by making 10 additional charitable contributions to local nonprofits such as Girls Inc., Cascade Aids Project, and Wellspring Women’s Center for 2021.
Green Leaf Lab has a history of philanthropy stemming from Reordan’s commitment to community, with over $25,000 donated so far.
Reordan said, “If you asked me 15 years ago what I would be doing, running an analytical lab would not have been in my thoughts. My journey into cannabis testing began when I was growing cannabis for a close friend and patient living with HIV.”
“I saw the lack of access to clean tested cannabis. As a second-generation cannabis farmer, I saw the detrimental effects of using pesticides on cannabis and how that passes on to the end user,” she added. “After reflection, I committed myself to opening my first analytical cannabis and hemp CBD lab in Oregon.”
Upon opening, they were the first cannabis lab in the nation to receive accreditation by a state agency. Green Leaf is the first ISO 17025-accredited lab in Oregon, emphasizing their commitment to quality science.
In the decade since, Green Leaf Lab has tested over 200,000 products. They expanded from Oregon to California where they built a state-of-the-art facility in Sacramento. Green Leaf Lab now provides testing services throughout the state of California.
They also provide national hemp testing with their Mail in Hemp Program.
Grassroots grown, Green Leaf Lab has been a pioneer and leader in the cannabis industry. Reflecting on the last 10 years, Rowshan said, “it has been an amazing journey. I am so excited to celebrate our 10-year anniversary during Women’s History Month,” she added. “Being able to pioneer consumer safety in cannabis, create a work environment where one can grow, and give back to causes I am passionate about is an honor. I am very optimistic about the future for Green Leaf Lab.”