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Joshua Wurzer

Chief Operating Officer & Co-founderSC Labs


Member Since June 2022


Analytical Chemistry


Using my background in Synthetic and Analytical Chemistry, my goal is to bring the cannabis industry into the mainstream through standardization and better understanding of this powerful medicine. I am actively involved in groups and organizations who are pushing to develop national quality standards for cannabis including the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Cannabis Expert Panel, AOAC International Cannabis Working Group and a founding member of the CASP committee, the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) cannabis committee, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cannabis working groups, and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision, as well as other cannabis, hemp, and chemical trade association committees. I also serve as the President of the Pacific Southwest division of the AOAC. I have presented at various technical and cannabis conferences and events including the Harvard Medical School, the American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, the AOAC Annual Meeting, The Emerald Cup, MJ BizCon, and many more. I have been published in several technical and trade publications including the Journal of Natural Products and Skunk Magazine. Technical Specialties: Analytical Techniques for Cannabis Testing (Cannabinoid Quant., Pesticide Residue, etc.) Instruments include, HPLC -UV, HPLC - FLD, LC/MS, GC/MS, GC(Asst. Detectors), HNMR, CNMR, SiNMR, SEM, STEM. In 2010, I co-founded SC Labs with my partners to ensure safe access to medical patients. Today, SC Labs offers comprehensive solutions for cannabis and hemp testing to top tier cannabis companies in the medical and recreational space. With 10 years of analytical data, we empower clients to make informed decisions about product safety and consistency. Cultivators, manufacturers, brands, and dispensaries rely on our science to ensure they deliver safe products to consumers. We are accredited to ISO 17025 in California and by ORELAP in Oregon. From innovations in cannabis and hemp testing to progressive data solutions, SC Labs is advancing science to improve product quality in a compliant and transformative manner. With our expertise and advanced analytical instruments, we offer legally defensible results and peace of mind.

Published content

12 Business Leaders Offer Their Advice on How to Respond to a Controversial Current Event

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It’s not just a matter of if you should or shouldn’t react — it’s how. When controversial events occur in society, some customers want brands to speak out and others want brands to "stay in their place." When you’re a business leader, this can put you in a difficult position, as you may want to voice your opinion, as well as your company’s, but you also don’t want to alienate or lose customers as a result. As business leaders themselves, the members of Rolling Stone Culture Council have their own thoughts on the matter. Below, 12 of them each share their tips for how businesses should respond to controversial current events and why they take this stance.

13 Business Leaders Share Their Top Traits for 'Modern Leaders' in Today's Professional Climate

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The definition of what a leader should be has evolved over the years. With so much shifting in terms of “how,” “when” and “where” we work post-pandemic, special attention must also be given to the way in which we lead. New environments and new expectations make way for new challenges, and in order to overcome them, managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs alike must reconsider what it means to be a “modern leader” in today’s ever-evolving professional climate. Below, a panel of Rolling Stone Culture Council members share their insights on what it means to be a “modern leader” today and the kinds of traits they expect to see if leaders want to succeed in today’s business world.

Company details

SC Labs

Company bio

SC Labs is one of the first independent analytical institutions to recognize the importance of promoting cannabis safety through education, testing and certification. We provide potency, pesticide, terpene, and microbiological testing for the emerging cannabis industry.



Area of focus

Cannabis Testing

Company size

51 - 200