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Steep Hill has licensed our cannabis testing technology to Spectra Analytical Lab, which is run by a highly respected team known for cannabis science, patient advocacy and educational event production in Hawaii. Approved by the Hawaii Department of Health, the team at Steep Hill Hawaii runs a full service medical cannabis quality assurance laboratory, bringing advanced scientific tools and methodology to the state.

Headquartered on the island of Oahu, in downtown Honolulu, Steep Hill Hawaii also has a branch location on Big Island, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Please call for more info regarding testing at either location.

Our Hawaii Team

Michael Covington, MS
Chief Executive Officer / Chief Operations Officer
Earned a BS in Plant Physiology from the University of Florida in 1994 and a MS in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2003. Mr. Covington has extensive experience in laboratory management and instrumentation. Mr. Covington has been working in the cannabis testing industry for the past 5 years, including cannabinoid profiling and cannabis chemistry. Mr. Covington has 15+ years of experience in project management in the fields of commercial construction, pollutant storage construction and solid and hazardous waste cleanup as well as commercial mechanical and electrical engineering.

Nelson Lazaga, PhD
Lab Director
Dr. Lazaga joined Steep Hill Hawaii as Chief Microbiologist after finishing his PhD from the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology in the July of 2017 from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. As a trained virologist, Dr. Lazaga's dissertation was titled "Investigation of archetype human polyomavirus JCPyV cellular tropism and genomic alterations in JCPyV pathogenesis." 

Shalin Ranjitkar, BS
Quality Manager
Shalin is an analytical chemist. Nepal born, he finished his BS in biology with a concentration in allied health from Winona State University, Minnesota. Prior to joining Steep Hill Hawaii in September 2017, Shalin worked as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical and food testing industry for three years.

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Steep Hill is expanding and proud to offer comprehensive cannabis testing across a network of laboratories across the U.S. states and abroad
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1150 S King St. (Penthouse)

Honolulu, HI, 96814

(808) 735-5227


Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed