Craig Henderson of Extract Labs shares his history with cannabis and his thoughts on the future of CBD
Extract Labs is a producer of high quality hemp-derived CBD products. Craig is originally from California, but has spent years across the country; Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and even Hawaii were all once his home. Craig Henderson holds bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Louisville. He is considered an expert in the extraction of cannabis, and in particular in CBD oil. He has spoken at over a dozen trade shows. Today he talks to us about CBD!
CBD and industrial hemp
“When I arrived in Colorado in 2014 as a senior sales engineer for Apeks Supercritical (one of the industry leaders in CO2 extraction technologies), cannabis was starting to explode. CBD and industrial hemp, however, were nowhere else. Other than the people who were really in the know, there was almost no public knowledge about CBD and its potential benefits. Many of my current employees had never even heard of it. ”
“When I first heard about it, I was very interested. All the medicinal benefits of cannabis, without what a lot of people don't want… and legal in all 50 states? Honestly, it sounded too good to be true. I spent all of my free time learning as much as possible, and at the end of 2016 I decided to take a leap of faith and launch Extract Labs. "
Craig Henderson Extraction Pro
“Since the inception of the company, the CBD market has exploded. Public knowledge and acceptance is finally starting to catch up. And a lot of people are willing to take a chance. This market boom comes with huge benefits, some of them negative. ”
“On the positive side, so many people have improved their lives with the help of CBD. There are countless stories - by far the most rewarding part of my job. By learning how this natural, non-psychoactive compound helped people get rid of harmful prescription drugs. They helped relieve their crippling pain, helped them overcome severe anxiety… ”
“In addition, quality control and transparency are lacking across the industry. There are tons of people who see the money made in this industry. And they want their piece of cake. There is nothing inherently wrong with it. ”
“Many of these companies sell isolates from halfway around the world. And no lab tests have been done on anything. Some people just play halfway, without emphasizing the quality. Many of them don't even have the isolate in their hands. It is strictly bought and sold as a commodity… ”
“Although there are still a lot of issues to be resolved, I am still very optimistic about the future of CBD and the industry around it. There is a lot of work to be done to find out where the cannabis industry is located. But I am convinced that, collectively, we will find it. CBD is a game-changer and I think more and more people will start to realize it. ”