Women Lead the Way at Canadian Cannabis-Testing Facility

It has been said that Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry is largely dominated by men, so when the Georgia Straight learned about a cannabis-testing lab run by a team of women, the publication sent a reporter to check it out.

At Northern Vine Labs in Langley, British Columbia, resident scientists Katherine Maloney, Claire Maloney (the two are cousins), and Jaclyn Thomson work in sync to offer quality-control testing of cannabis and cannabis products to licensed producers and registered medical patients. 

During an interview with the four at the lab, McCarthy says that although there wasn’t a directive to hire women exclusively, Northern Vine simply acquired the best people for the job.

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