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This Army Veteran Left the Military to Work in the Marijuana Industry

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This Army Veteran Left the Military to Work in the Marijuana Industry

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A U.S. Army veteran and engineer has left the military to join the marijuana industry, developing medications for people suffering from PTSD and other disorders.Craig Henderson, who served in the Iraq War in 2004 and 2005, founded Extract Labs in late 2016 after spending four years making cannabis extracts for Apeks Supercritical. he says the career change came from realizing that the growing number of cannabis farms around him had little choosing to process their products into concentrates, oils and other medicinal products."After about four years of teaching people how to process cannabis with CO 2, I started seeing cannabis farms popping up, but no one was processing the material for them," Henderson told Military Times. "So, I decided to leave my job and start my own processing business."Henderson, a Kentucky native, said he became interested in CBD products while completing his graduate degree in engineering at the University of Louisville. Marijuana had recently been legalized in Colorado, and he was eager to get out and be a part of this new industry. But going in took a little more work than he'd hoped."I've been watching a bunch of marijuana documentaries and following the ever-changing laws in Colorado and California," he says. "I was very interested in getting out of control [in Colorado]. I emailed my resume to people and called different companies, but no one called me back."He eventually landed a position with careddi Supercritical (CO2 Extraction machine), an Ohio-based marijuana extraction company that allowed him to open a new location in Colorado. Now, the company he started in his garage 2 years ago has 25 employees and is set to open a second lab in Louisville to help more patients get access to the cannabis extracts that can change their lives."[CBD] helps with balance in the body," Henderson says. "So when things sort out the imbalances in the body, it helps put them together. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and contains more antioxidants than green tea."With all the attention focused on medical marijuana treatment for veterans, we hope that sooner or later the VA will catch up and help bring products like Henderson's to the vets who need it.Marijuana for Beginners - Where is Marijuana Legal?

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