By Cara Anderson
John Salley, four time NBA champion, is no stranger to cannabis. Salley is a cannabis reform advocate and cannabis business owner. Last year, Salley and his daughter Tyla announced Deuces 22, their LA-based company that will CBD vape pens and pre-rolls. Deuces 22 gets it’ name from Salley’s jersey number, 22, while he played for the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons
More recently, Salley has teamed up with GreenSpace Labs, an up and coming cannabis company that provides testing services, laboratory supplies, genomic profiling and electronic medical record compliance software for cannabis patients and growers.
GreenSpace Labs is the only cannabis testing company currently able to detect pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria rapidly in the field. Salley has taken an ownership position in GreenSpace Labs, and they will be launching a mobile pesticide screening device, the GreenLite Screener.
GreenSpace Labs believes that current laboratory standards of testing for cannabis are not high enough. They wish to enhance quality and safety by utilizing cutting-edge life science techniques. GreenSpace’s technology was originally developed for the U.S. military to test toxic metals and nerve agents. The GreenLite Screener, their mobile screening device is used to detect pesticides and toxic metals in cannabis.
As a former professional athlete, it’s no surprise that Salley is a proponent of wellness, and maintains a vegan and organic lifestyle. Salley aims to educate the community on the necessity of more stringent testing standards for safer cannabis consumption.
“John has been an outspoken advocate for clean and healthy living and the safe consumption of medical cannabis is a part of that for him. We are committed to bringing fast and easy-to-use pharmaceutical testing standards to this industry so that only the safest and highest quality cannabis strains are reaching the consumer. That resonated with John and we are thrilled to have his energy and passion on our team as we look to raise the bar on cannabis testing.” – Dave Charnick, subject matter expert at GreenSpace Labs