Company: Formerly of Steep Hill Labs
Specialization: Regulatory Sampling
Location: Long Beach
Favorite Quote: “Prison is for rapists, thieves, and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, then you’re the fucking criminal.” Joe Rogan
Steve has most recently worked in the medical cannabis industry as the Field Technician for Steep Hill Labs, conducting all R&D and State Regulatory samplings for Southern California. Prior to that he worked for three years as the Operations Coordinator for CK Properties, a cannabis company in the San Fernando Valley.
Before to moving to LA in 2015, Steve was a cannabis grower in Florida for 13 years. Working with a tiny 400W indoor micro-grow, he managed to yield, on average 2oz per plant. When Steve started growing his own Cannabis in 2002 it was because of the massive amounts of mold found in the Cannabis being sold in South Florida. This is the main reason why Steve is very passionate about laboratory testing for all Cannabis products. He believes all cannabis patients deserve access to the purest full-spectrum medicines, free from microbial contaminants, heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, residual solvents.
It’s also a personal thing for Steve, in November of 2014 his wife was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer. Her first round of chemo almost killed her and they were told that there was nothing else that conventional medicine could do for her. In early 2015 Steve moved his family from Florida to California to access to cannabis oil for his sick wife. Steve’s wife passed away in September of 2016, but her access to cannabis oil enabled her to enjoy an exemplary quality of life before she died.
In spite of all this, in 2017 Steve is grateful to have found a second chance at love, he met another widow and they were married last December.