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Daniel R. Cannabis Lab Director AGQ Nature

Meet AGQ Green Natures Cannabis Lab Director

Who is our Cannabis Lab Director? Daniel A. Roettger is an accomplished and seasoned professional in cannabis laboratory analysis. A graduate with a Masters’s in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from the prestigious University of Hawaii (Manoa), Daniel is a California native who has dedicated over a decade of his career to analytical testing in various sectors, including environmental cannabis, synthetic biology, and microbiology. With a rich history spanning 6 years as a laboratory director in the dynamic cannabis industry, he has honed his skills and expertise across three states: California, Florida, and Michigan. His recent venture involves joining the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) as a vital member of the Cannabis Scientific Advisory Committee, contributing significantly to the cannabis community’s scientific and regulatory advancements. Daniel’s expertise extends beyond laboratory management. He is knowledgeable in analytical testing, product formulations, cannabis regulations, method development, and compliance testing, taking clients’ businesses to the next level. With his diverse background and can-do leadership focus, Daniel and his team at Green Nature are ready to support, strengthen, and sustain your cannabis business! Welcome, Daniel, to AGQ Green Nature! Daniel A. Roetgger Laboratory Director For a better and safer world C: +1.808.783.2961 | P: +1.805.979.8610 | E: Connect with Daniel on LinkedIn

Green Nature Cannabis Business License

AGQ Green Nature Receives Cannabis Business License

AGQ Green Nature, a state-licensed cannabis testing laboratory, has received its cannabis business license from the City of Goleta. The company is officially operational at 859 Ward Drive, Suite 103, Goleta, CA 93111. We provide various testing services for cannabis products, including, but not limited to, potency, microbial contaminants, pesticides, and heavy metals. Our company’s testing services are used by cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and retailers to ensure the safety and quality of their products. “We are excited to be opening our new laboratory in Goleta,” said Brian McGillivray, Sales Manager of AGQ Green Nature. “We believe that our testing services will be a valuable asset to the cannabis industry in Santa Barbara County and California.” Cannabis Business License and AGQ Green Nature AGQ Green Nature is a leading provider of cannabis testing services in California. The company has a team of experienced scientists and technicians committed to providing accurate and reliable testing results. The receipt of AGQ Green Nature’s cannabis business license shows the growing cannabis industry in Santa Barbara County and that the city of Goleta is a trailblazer. The city of Goleta was one of the first in California to allow for retail cannabis sales. In addition to providing testing services, AGQ Green Nature offers various other services to the cannabis industry, including education and training. The company is committed to helping the cannabis industry succeed. For more information about AGQ Green Nature, please visit our website at

AGQ Green Nature receives DCC License

AGQ Green Nature Receives Annual DCC License

AGQ Green Nature Receives Annual DCC License AGQ Green Nature, a cannabis testing laboratory in Goleta, California, has received its annual DCC license. This makes AGQ Green Nature the second laboratory in California to receive its annual license from the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC).  AGQ Green Nature has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the second laboratory of 44 labs in California to get an annual license. This accomplishment highlights AGQ’s proactive approach and positions us ahead of the game, as the remaining 42 labs will need to navigate the same rigorous process that Green Nature has completed. Our early success not only showcases our dedication to excellence but also solidifies our position as a leader in the industry, ready to meet the market’s growing demands with our established expertise and proven compliance record. It demonstrates the company’s commitment to quality and compliance. The license also opens up new opportunities for AGQ Green Nature, as we can now provide compliance testing services to a broader range of our customers. The DCC license is a significant achievement for AGQ Green Nature. It signifies a milestone in quality and compliance. It catalyzes the expansion of AGQ’s global plant health program, enabling the laboratory to offer enhanced services and expertise to a broader range of customers worldwide. AGQ Green Nature offers a wide range of cannabis testing services, including: Benefits of the Annual DCC License We want to make an important distinction: AGQ Green Nature has received its Annual license. That is a stark difference from the provisional license that most other cannabis testing labs in California operate under. This is the first annual lab license issued since the DCC ended provisional licensing in June 2022.  The DCC license brings several benefits to AGQ Green Nature’s customers. These benefits include validation for all three major sample types (infused products, concentrates, and flowers) for all tests offered. What Does the Annual DCC License Means for Laboratory Testing in the Cannabis Industry? The DCC license is a significant milestone for the legalized cannabis industry. It is a sign that the industry is maturing and that businesses are taking steps to ensure the quality and safety of their products. The DCC sets the standard for laboratories in the industry and will help produce higher quality and consistent results as testing standardization continues. AGQ Labs has been in the analytical testing business (Food Safety, Agronomy, Mining, Biology, etc.) for over 20 years, and our new feat is cannabis. AGQ Green Nature brings the same high-quality testing and customer service that you have come to know and appreciate. We will continue evolving as we work alongside the California Department of Cannabis Control to evolve the cannabis testing industry.

Cannabis industry laboratory AGQ Green Nature

AGQ Green Nature, the laboratory for the cannabis industry

A new laboratory with more than 25 years of experience for the cannabis industry in California The Group AGQ Labs, founded in 1993 and with a presence in more than 25 countries (in the United States our company is AGQ USA), will open in the coming weeks a new laboratory in Goleta, Santa Barbara County, focused entirely on the hemp and cannabis industry. The accreditation under ISO 17025 with The International Accreditation Service entity (IAS) is currently in process, as well as the authorization of the Department of Cannabis Control. AGQ Green Nature has almost 6,000 square feet of facilities, and state-of-the-art instrumental equipment, with liquid-mass (LC-MS) and gas-mass triple quadruple chromatographs (GC-MS), ICP-MS, and PCR technique, among other equipment. AGQ Green Nature’s analytical range fully covers the needs of the entire cannabis industry and its value chain from growers to distribution. AGQ Labs has been operating in Oxnard, California since 2012. During these years it has become one of the reference laboratories for fresh produce growers in the state of California, especially in analysis of pesticide residues, heavy metals, and agronomic analysis. It is precisely in agronomic services that AGQ Labs provides the most differential services to the fresh produce sector. Among these services is the Crop Nutritional Monitoring patented system, which will now be suitable for cannabis cultivation. It is about adapting the needs of water and fertilizers to the real demand of the plant. On the other hand, this monitoring system also allows to correlate fertilizers with THC and CBD levels, in addition to guaranteeing a more sustainable and environmentally friendly production.

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