Molecular Testing Labs
Marijuana Business Services in Lacey
About Molecular Testing Labs
Capitol Analysis’ staff is comprised of physicists, chemists, microbiologists, and doctors. Our team brings significant lab experience and our CEO has previously owned a medical cannabis testing company. Our company’s goal is to provide accurate numbers to the cannabis industry through proper application of scientific rigor at an affordable price. We look forward to helping you with all of your cannabis testing needs. Jeff Doughty CEO and Chemistry Manager I earned my Master’s Degree in Physics from Portland State University in 2010, and continued work towards an Applied Physics PhD. In 2012, I left the Physics Department (and Oregon) to pursue dreams of cannabis, forming The Chemical Analysis Group, a small, one-man chemistry lab for medical cannabis in the Olympia area. After a number of years there, I decided to change course and share my vision with my partners and form Capitol Analysis for the recreational cannabis market. This has allowed me new capabilities that I was unable to achieve alone. Thankfully, it’s no longer a one man show and I now have the ability to bring my vision to you. As a physicist in the cannabis industry, it is my duty to bring realistic numbers to the table. I understand that my customers are making existential decisions based on the test results that I provide. As such, it is my job to give you the most realistic data, as quickly and affordably as possible, without playing any of the games. And when failures do end up rearing their ugly head, I am personally here to help you determine causes and find solutions. Brendan Manning Chief Sales Officer I’ve worked in many different capacities—from sales to construction—but nothing has brought me joy like working in the cannabis industry. I started out as a manager of The Herbal Center where I built relationships with not only the producer/processors but also the public. Those relationships have given me the opportunity to continue to be involved in the industry but from a different point of view. As a native Washingtonian I have seen the state steadily transform. The legalization of cannabis in our state was one of the greatest ideas ever put into action, not just from an economic standpoint but from an industry leadership standpoint. I am very excited about being a part of building something new. I hope to continue to mold the industry in a positive light and bring prosperity to Capitol Analysis. Dr. Jamie Doughty Director of Business Development I was born and raised in Canada. I love the outdoors and have always been drawn to the mystery and beauty of nature. The exciting field of cannabis research and development is just beginning. I have a deep understanding of the endocannabinoid system and its effects on human physiology. I fully believe in the application of cannabis to the pharmacological and clinical practice of medicine in Washington State. Jason Gillilan Lab Director and Microbial Manager After watching “Real Genius” in junior high I wanted to be the first real physicist to develop a hand-held laser weapon. I was well on my way, winning the 1991 Paul A. Bender Freshman Physics Scholarship to Washington State University (WSU). After an advisor accidentally enrolle me in a bio-science class, I realized the absolute beauty in living things and turned to microbiology. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from WSU, I worked for Fred Hutchinson, Frontier GeoSciences, Laucks Testing Laboratories, then found a home at Water Management Laboratories for 16 years testing water, food, sludge, wastewater, etc. After 16 years helping to make sure people have safe drinking water, I decided to change industries. I have always been fascinated by cannabis—it’s connection to the Vietnam War, Woodstock, etc.—and so I applied to Capitol Analysis. I’m proud to be the Laboratory Director of Capitol Analysis. I use my education and more than 18 years of laboratory experience to help ensure the microbial safety and accuracy of analysis of the cannabis our community consumes. Chris Miller Lab Technician and Chemist If you told me 20 years ago I’d be testing the potency and safety of cannabis products, I would have laughed. I have worked a variety of jobs—from photographer to lumber mill to construction. In the 2008 housing market crash I went back to school, with the support of my wife and three kids, and received my Associate Degree, with honors, from Spokane Falls Community College. I transferred to WSU around the time I-502 initiative was on the ballot and, having enjoyed my chemistry classes, considered a career in marijuana chemistry testing. I received my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from WSU in May of 2016. I completed my undergrad research in Organic Chemistry for the Mancini Group. I was upfront about my ambitions after graduation, so Dr. Mancini helped me focus on the tools I would need, such as the HPLC and the ability to solve real-world chemistry issues like solubility and dilutions issued. I was hired for the summer to run the HPLC for the lab. After some hunting, I applied for my dream job (after pilot, racecar driver, or astronaut) and moved my family across the state to work for Capitol Analysis. Christine Hartman Microbiologist I earned my BA/BS from The Evergreen State College in 2010. I bring three years of experience in an environmental analysis laboratory, the last two years of which have been focused on microbiological method development and analysis of cannabis products. I have a strong interest in medical cannabis research and look forward to learning more as the cannabis industry continues to grow. In my role as microbiologist, I take pride in ensuring the safety of cannabis for immunocompromised patients and casual consumers alike.