Who We Are

We are plant biologists, scientists, and cannabis connoisseurs. We’re good people who are invested in the Oregon cannabis community. Our team is enthusiastic, motivated, and our most valuable resources are experience and hard-earned knowledge.

Our founder, Rob Alba, has spent more than 30 years working in plant biochemistry and holds a Ph.D. in Botany—a plant scientist to the core. Rob has published more than 30 peer-reviewed research papers focused on plant biochemistry, crop yield, and flowering time. He previously served as Head of Agricultural Sciences at Bowery Farming, and as Director for multi-million-dollar crop research projects at the Danforth Plant Science Center and the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. In 2018, Rob moved with his family to Portland to be closer to extended family and established Firefly Extracts, where he serves as lead scientist.

Our Core Values:


Firefly Extracts is deeply committed to the quality of our products. We craft all of our distillate in-house, and use analytical equipment to monitor purity and potency throughout our process.

Our vape cartridges start with quality hardware. Everything inside the carts comes from a cannabis plant. Flavored by nature, Firefly Extracts’ cartridges are made with bright, fruity, cannabis terpenes. We are so confident you will love our vape carts that we offer a No Questions Asked return policy.


Acting with honesty and integrity lays the foundation of trust. We take this expectation seriously. Our success is synonymous with delighting our customers and earning their trust and loyalty.


We have a knowledge-sharing culture, and work collaboratively with other licensed cannabis businesses. Open communication with our peers sparks creativity and allows us to continuously offer some of the best cannabis extracts in Oregon. Our collaborative spirit allows us to be an integral part of the local cannabis community.