Thomas Crosswhite, president and CEO of Alterna Products and his friend David Jenkins were having a discussion about the apparent meteoric growth and resurgence of the Hemp/CBD industry.
They began reading about the products derived from the oils extracted from the Hemp plant that didn‘t make people high but made them healthier in a myriad of ways. They imagined gathering a kind of “Dream Team” including a CSO (Chief Science Officer), a full–blown medical practitioner. Not an easy task. They sought out high level manufacturers, processors, bottlers, label makers and independent laboratories for independent third–party testing of their potential products – prior to ever considering placing any products on the market.