We’ve long believed in the power of plants and their concentrated extracts to assist in the body’s natural systems of defense and homeostasis. Over twenty years ago, we began to research how the hemp plant could be used for fiber, food and personal care products, and were excited by its versatility and promise. We were first interested in hemps potential to help meet, in an ecologically sustainable way, many of our needs for fiber, oil, food and plastics. As we learned more, we became intrigued by possible health benefits afforded by the plant, and the promise of this compound in hemp called cannabidiol, or CBD. In 2012, we began our investigation into CBD, excited and encouraged by the research and anecdotes that showed people were getting relief for a number of issues related to pain, anxiety, sleep and other ailments.