3620 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80301
Extract Labs was founded by combat veteran Craig Henderson in 2016. Like all war veterans, Craig’s return from service was marred by a host of symptoms relating to PTSD. At this time, cannabis use was becoming legal in certain states, and many vets found relief using it. While Craig developed an interest in its medicinal application, the psychoactive component remained an undesirable effect that would eventually lead him to discover CBD. Craig’s personal victory overcoming PTSD and finding a calling in hemp remains the bedrock upon which the company began. Every subsequent stage of its evolution draws strength from this story of perseverance and provides a mission for the company: to make plant-based wellness available to all. While it started out of a dusty corner of Craig’s garage, the company now operates out of two large buildings beneath the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. Through it all, the belief that CBD can and will change the world remains a binding ethos at Extract Labs. This is why they partner with CSU to help fund research into the effects of CBD on canine glioma cells, why they offer discount programs to those in need, and what drives them to pursue the potential health benefits of other minor cannabinoids. As the name suggests, Extract Labs specializes in hemp extraction and has refined its operations through the years to bring to market new products that feature CBG, CBC, CBN, CBT and more. As CBD becomes an increasingly saturated space, finding its way into questionable sources like shampoo and linens, new formulations like these provide a real point of distinction– a path less travelled by, and clearly position the company as a leader. Through customer reviews, social media posts, and daily interactions the team at Extract Labs hears the stories of hardship and healing. These stories echo the founder’s, and gain resonance through a shared sense of belonging as they continue to spread wider and reach further. At its essence, this is the hemp movement– the connection to and proliferation of a natural source of healing– and this is the reason Extract Labs finds resolve to continue its journey forward.