What is PREE?
In case you haven’t already encountered us through the cannabis community, we’d like to introduce ourselves and share more about our company: Pree Laboratories.
Like many in this space, our brand took inspiration from Bob Marley. In Jamaica, the word “pree” means to take a long, deliberate look at something, or to listen carefully. That’s our job as a lab — to look and listen with focus and intention (or “pree dis!”).
We first opened our doors back in 2018 and got off to a slow start as we became familiar with regional producers and their seasonal rhythms. Since then, we’ve expanded into a second lab, and acquired Evio, which has allowed us to improve redundancy in our testing and add all assays at a single lab. That means a one-stop shop for our customers.
While we’ve been fortunate to grow with the Oregon cannabis community, we’re still a small business — just 21 employees split between two locations in Corvallis and Portland. We’d be happy for you to come pay us a visit at either location to meet our team and see what happens inside the lab.
What you should know about Pree — our mission is cultivation. That means we exist to create the conditions for shared success. We believe that when we elevate our role as a lab, everyone in the industry benefits, from our customers to consumers. We also operate by three core values: nourish community, grow together, and branch out. These are reflected in what lies ahead…
We’re turning our focus toward creating transparency into the lab and showing up as an educational resource — all in service of building a stronger cannabis community here in Oregon. Stay tuned for our weekly “Weed Wednesdays”, where we’ll share what we’re working on, and you can get to know our team better along the way.
Next up, we’ll introduce you to the wonderful people inside our labs. Down the line, we’d like to explore why testing matters, how the process works, and dive deeper into important topics in the cannabis community.