Today on High On Healthy Audrey is joined by Ryan Treacy, the founder and chief executive officer of C4 Laboratories. Ryan has dedicated his life to serving as a patient advocate and a perpetual student of cannabis science. After 15 years in executive management for two national restaurant chains, he decided to pursue his passion for cannabis and start C4 Laboratories to empower people with knowledge that helps them make more informed decisions. Since then, C4 has not only become one of the largest, most trusted testing facilities in Arizona, but also been at the forefront of cannabis research, education, and legislation.
Under Ryan’s guidance, C4 led two research collaborations with major academic institutions and was one of the first cannabis laboratories in the country to have their findings published in a major peer-reviewed publication. Ryan is also a member of the Association of Commercial Cannabis Labs (ACCL), and is actively involved in Arizona legislation to implement mandatory testing and industry standards for label claims on all cannabis products. They speak about how it’s all too common to see testing labs alter their results or strategically pick and choose the data they share. How C4’s patients are their priority, so they believe honesty is the best policy about the testing. Also why they believe data is only useful if you can understand and use it.