About Us

How Appalachian CBD Came To Be

Appalachian CBD was founded in early 2018. Before establishing the company, I worked in the pharmaceutical industry for a decade as a clinical drug formulator. For most of my life, I was an active athlete, playing rugby and football for several years until I injured my back in 2016. I developed chronic pain due to a wedge fracture and disc herniation. Rather than treating the injury with drugs that are often addictive or harmful to the body, I decided to give CBD a try. As I researched CBD, I found that it was highly unregulated, so finding a reputable supplier, frankly, can be a crapshoot; it’s a saturated industry and CBD is being sold at gas stations, convenience stores, and gyms. I wanted CBD that I could trust, a product that was up to the quality standards I was used to from my career in cGMP drug manufacturing. So, I researched the process of making CBD from the raw hemp distillate. I found an organic farm in Colorado and got to work.

Three factors were very important to me when sourcing hemp for my product:

  • Organic cultivation was critical, since organic hemp has no chemical pesticides that would affect the purity of the product.
  • I wanted USA-grown only. I use a small family farm outside of Denver, Colorado.
  • Lastly, the farm needed to be family-owned. That way, supporting my small business actually supports other small families along the supply chain. Industrial hemp is a hot commodity right now, and many of the farms are owned by pretty large corporations.


All of my products are tested for quality, concentration, heavy metals, and purity by a third-party accredited testing laboratory. All of my products are made by me. I do not outsource any of the production, so I never have to question the integrity or consistency. The products I offer are 100% organic and made from USA-sourced ingredients.

If you have any questions about CBD or my product, review the FAQ section. If you can’t find your answer, email me at Dan@Appalachian-CBD.com. Thank you for supporting my small business!