Jeffrey Raber is Co-Founder and President of The Werc Shop, a lab-testing facility based in Los Angeles. He is also Chief Financial Officer of the Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories (ACCL).
Raber grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Lebanon Valley College before receiving his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Southern California. He was then hired to serve as Director of Product Development at Avrion Molecular, Inc, where he was responsible for researching, developing, and commercializing their proprietary reaction methodology.
Soon thereafter, Raber was asked to join KinetiChem, Inc. – a start-up company focusing on development and commercialization of a novel chemical reactor technology. He was originally brought on as Chief Scientist and now serves as company President. Being a patient himself and having contact with those in the cannabis industry, Raber recognized a need for more transparency in the cannabis industry better quality control. In turn, The Werc Shop was born.
The Werc Shop
The Werc Shop is a lab testing facility with its roots in Los Angeles. They were founded in 2010 by Jeff Raber, an organic chemist who had worked closely with a dispensary in a consulting role. This relationship encouraged him to open a testing facility, in order to help as many patients receive clean medicine as possible. The Werc Shop is helping the progress of the industry by contributing to science with their own original research.
Unconventional Foundation for Autism
Co-Founded by Mieko Hester-Perez and Ted Cromwell in 2009, the Unconventional Foundation for Autism (UF4A.org) is an informational website that is intended to “raise awareness and support for families afflicted with this mysterious and misunderstood condition known as Autism.” They also strive to raise funds for medical research and clinical trials, while providing functional support for families in need. UF4A boasts a network of professionals that includes Jeffrey Raber (The Werc Shop), Aaron Justis (Buds & Roses Collective), Dr. Robert Melamede, and Kyle Kushman among others. Together, they help families find the form of treatment that best suits their needs.
Cannaroma was developed with the intent to help achieve the cannabis plant’s original essence after it has been processed. By adding lab-grade terpenes to the final product, scientists at The Werc Shop are able to recreate a similar terpene profile to that of the original plant.