Company: Pure Green
Job title: Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Steve’s unique talents bridge many disciplines which include serving as FDA advisor to the National Institutes of Health, presenting on the main stage at TEDMED and TEDX conferences, and founding Board of Director for MichBIO. He consults for cannabis clients through C3 Consulting Group, and with his company Regulatory Affairs Associates, he and his teams have successfully obtained FDA approval for over 240 medical devices and drugs in 40+ countries. Additionally, he co-founded Pinnacle Lab in Troy, Michigan – the only cannabis-testing laboratory that meets stringent FDA drug standards.
As a cannabis activist, Steve serves as Chairman of the Cannabis Testing Labs Committee for FOCUS, and the ISO Cannabis standard setting organization. He was the USA representative to the UNGASS 2016 United Nations colloquium to adjust the United Nations ‘War on Drugs’ Policy.
Steve also developed and published many of the first laboratory methods to detect drugs during his years as Supervisor Forensic Toxicologist at the New York Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. In 1974, while working with his mentor, John Broich, he formulated the only non-abusable narcotic [oral liquid dose methadone] then obtained FDA and DEA approval within a year for the innovative drug. As Lab Director and COO of Mifflin Laboratories, Steve set a benchmark in its fast-to-market successful pharmaceutical launch in a highly regulated [DEA Schedule 1 Narcotic] market. Methadone has since become the worldwide standard of care for opioid addiction.