Lightscale Labs, founded by my friend Justin Ouellette, is a company that provides scientific medical-grade testing for cannabis products.

They use “science, technology, and design to make cannabis testing simple and reliable.”

I visited their offices to take a tour during a trip to Portland in June 2019. Here are some of the things that I saw.

Lightscale Labs Headquarters

This is the outside of the office building.

Headquarters office for Lightscale Labs

If you look closely, you can see Justin Ouellette under the awning near the front door.

Welcome and Reception

The office has a modern look and feel with very chic design. There is a full lobby and receptionist when you first enter (not pictured).

Because I was a visitor, I had to sign in and wear a visitor’s badge.

Lightscale Labs entryway with logo and visitor’s badge

Nice lobby in Portland, Oregon for this marijuana testing facility

Lightscale Labs sign and me in corner holding terpenes brochure

I’m not proud of this picture: my outfit looks a lot frumpier than normal. But, hey, here’s me and the logo sign!

Terpenes: Lightscale Labs Brochure

This brochure is available inside the lobby of the HQ building.

Me holding a brochure open, brochure inside has different symbols and colors all representing different terpenes

Introducing Terpenes, a brochure from Lightscale Labs

It says:

Terpenes are natural compounds produced by many plants that strongly influence their taste and smell. In cannabis, terpenes also play an important role in defining the mental and physical effects that characterize each individual strain. Over 120 different percents are known to occur in cannabis. Here are nine of the 22 we currently profile at Lightscale Labs:

It then goes on to list Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Pinene, Linalool, Limonene, Humulene, Ocimene, Bisabolol, and Terpineol.

Terpenes: Lightscale Labs Sample Vials

This is a special smelling kit that someone at Lightscale Labs developed for cannabis shops to educate their customers.

Vials of different terpenes, laying sideways, in black containers. For smelling purposes

Humulene, Limonene, and Myrcene are different terpenes found in marijuana.

Laboratory Equipment

Various complicated devices are stationed around the facility to assist with the testing procedures.

Microscope and computer monitor and other science stuff

Equipment located near the entrance at Lightscale Labs

Science room, with white floors, and lots of white equipment on shelves

Lab room for collecting the samples and processing specimens.

Gray machine, about 18 inches high, with vials on the right side

Expensive testing machine, made by a Japanese company.

Beige trays and small vials about 2 inches tall with red caps

Closeup of sample vials which will be tested for potency and ingredients.

Reports and Potency Test Results

This is a sample administrative screen which shows many sample reports for client use.

Screenshot of a computer screen with about 15 different test reports

Administrative screen showing test results for some medical marijuana, using a custom template designed by Justin for Lightscale Labs

More Information

Lightscale Labs is located at 2535 N Ross Avenue, Portland, OR 97227. They have recently signed a new lease for additional office space nearby to keep up with the company’s growth.

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