Ini earned his Master of Science degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, and draws upon more than 17 years of leadership experience as a microbiologist, analytical chemist, and lab director in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cannabis industries. During his career, Ini has developed all analytical methods required by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control for lab cannabis analyses and led the analytical laboratory at Cannasafe to be the premier accredited cannabis testing lab in California, with over 150 employees and the greatest market-share holder in the space at its peak.
Ini’s work includes the analysis of heavy metal contaminants from vaporizer smoke and methods to identify intoxicants in illicit products, among others. In 2018, he co-authored the publication, "Terpenoid Chemoprofiles Distinguish Drug-type Cannabis sativa L. Cultivars in Nevada."
In 2020, he co-founded Cannsultation to fill the great void left in the analytical laboratory space by adding best-in-class practices, efficiency, and integrity.