PhytoScience Institute is a center of excellence in cannabis science, testing, research and education.

Our mission is to develop and implement systematic, multi-level quality assurance processes for the fast-growing cannabis industry in order to advance product quality and consumer safety. We provide state-of-the-art analytical testing, conduct scientific research, and serve consumers, producers, and physicians through education, consultancy, product certification, and product licensing.

With a multidisciplinary team of credentialed experts in plant science, medicine, chemistry, and business development, PSI strives to advance the safety and accountability of the industry. Our team provides a wide-variety of products and testing procedures to help ensure that consumers can safely enjoy the health benefits of medical cannabis. 

 


team


WILLIAM CATS BARIL, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

KALEV FREEMAN, MD, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors

ERIC GOULD, AIA
Scientific Advisory Board

DONI HOFFMAN
Director of Community & Business Relations

MONIQUE McHENRY, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board, Board of Directors

Heather Darby, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board

ERIC KAWKA, MA
Director of Laboratory Operations

John MacKay, PHD
Scientific Advisory Board


THE EMERALD TEST

PhytoScience Institute was awarded The 2017 Emerald Badge for Potency testing. The Emerald Test® is the leading inter-laboratory comparison proficiency test for cannabis. PhytoScience Institute placed among the top-performing labs nationwide. PSI is the only laboratory in Vermont to have earned this badge.


What drives us is the passion ... to understand this plant better
and how we can use it to help people lead better lives.
— Willy Cats-Baril