Hempfield Labs, a vertically integrated CBD manufacturer, has been in business since 2018. Our history, however, actually goes back over a dozen years when our Chief Scientist, Gary Black, Sr. PhD, a solid state materials physicist, was simultaneously working with the government in search of alternate feed sources for dairy cattle, and in search of non-opioid options for pain relief. His work centered around hemp as a feed, and CBD for its ability to help with pain and inflammation. As part of the research, Dr. Black developed proprietary methods to extract and process high quality full-spectrum and broad-spectrum oil from hemp biomass. Dr. Black’s method naturally reduces THC in the oil to be non-detectable and subsequently non-psychotropic. As an additional benefit, his process is extremely efficient with the ability to produce high quality oil with far less biomass required by other companies. Our CEO, Ric Eschenwald, and Dr. Black connected over the common belief that CBD oil could help people find relief naturally from pain and other ailments, and a bond was formed. Hempfield Labs was launched and named after the corporate location in Hempfield Township, PA. (appropriately named because it was the industrial hemp capital in the U.S. before it was made illegal by the federal government until December 2018).
At Hempfield Labs we manage the growing process, harvest, drying, extraction and manufacturing to produce a high quality CBD (80-90% purity) with non-detectable THC, that we use in our tinctures, balms, and other products.