About Us

The C4 Difference

You have plenty of options for cannabis testing and analytics, and hemp testing and analytics, but C4 wants to be your partner of choice. We’re the only team in Arizona that you can rely on for honest testing, accurate and consistent results, and educational, personable service.

Honesty:
It’s all too common to see cannabis testing labs alter their results or strategically pick and choose the data they share. Patients are our priority, so we believe honesty is the best policy. We tell you the truth, not just what you want to hear. This commitment to transparency ensures you get the credible information you deserve, while raising the bar for the cannabis analytics industry as a whole.

Accurate, consistent results:
Patients need accurate, consistent doses to feel medicinal benefits of marijuana, which requires accurate, consistent testing. C4’s equipment and processes have been fine-tuned to provide reliable results with minimal variation so you can feel confident in the data.

Educational, personable service:
Data is only useful if you can understand and use it. That’s why C4 blends science and service. Consider us your go-to scientific advisor, who can help translate complex data of cannabis analytics into clear information anyone can understand. Whether you need help reading your test results, training your team, or navigating the complexities of the cannabis and hemp industry, we’re always here to provide educational guidance. Pediatric patient consultations are even provided free of charge.


C4 Leadership

Ryan Treacy

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Treacy has dedicated his life to serving as a patient advocate and a perpetual student of cannabis science. After 15 years in executive management for two national restaurant chains, he decided to pursue his passion for cannabis and start C4 Laboratories to empower people with knowledge that helps them make more informed decisions.

Since then, C4 has not only become one of the largest, most trusted testing facilities in Arizona, but also been at the forefront of cannabis research, education, and legislation. Under Ryan’s guidance, C4 led two research collaborations with major academic institutions and was one of the first cannabis laboratories in the country to have their findings published in a major peer-reviewed publication.

Ryan is also the co-founder and treasurer of the Arizona Cannabis Laboratory Association (ACLA) which was organized to support lobbying efforts in the spirit of patient protection and quality control for Arizona's medical marijuana patients. Ryan is actively involved in Arizona legislation and was an integral part of the passing of SB 1494, which will implement mandatory testing and industry standards for label claims on all cannabis products.

No matter what he’s working on, Ryan’s top priority is patients. He’s known for his honesty and ability to translate complex chemistry into understandable information that anyone can use to treat their ailments naturally. Ryan is particularly passionate about helping veterans and children. In addition to offering free consultations and product testing for seriously ill pediatric and veteran patients, he established the Med for Vets program and sponsors cannabis treatment programs for children. Through these philanthropic efforts, his community involvement, and daily work with C4, Ryan hopes to arm patients with the information they need to feel confident in their medicine and find the relief they need.


Dennis Wells

Chief Science Officer

Mr. Wells is a senior laboratory professional with over 30 years experience in management and business development for the commercial analytical laboratory industry. He has filled leadership roles in Business Development, Operations and Quality Control for a variety of environmental laboratory companies. He has also been involved in the acquisition, start-up, design and build-out of several laboratories over the course of his career.

Mr. Wells has been involved with multiple advisory committees helping develop regulations for the Oregon Cannabis Industry. He served as Chairperson for the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Advisory Committee and as Director of Operations for Cascadia Labs, one of the first Cannabis laboratories to be fully accredited in Oregon.

Mr. Wells is proud to be the newest member of the C4 Team and looks forward to lending his experience and talents to the rapidly developing Cannabis testing industry in Arizona.