Commonwealth Extracts was founded in 2015, shortly after the passage of the Farm Bill in 2014. Our founder, John Taylor, struggled for years with seizures and at one point was taking up to 28 pills per day and still suffering. Upon consulting his physician, he took a trip to Oregon to learn about alternatives and found relief in the form of a high CBD formulation. After taking this high CBD cannabis extract, he went asymptomatic for 5 years. In the last ten years he has only had four events, and still takes CBD daily. Our company’s mission, since the beginning, has been to provide a scale model producing high-quality and consistent products.
Dr. Ryan McKinnie began consulting for Commonwealth Extracts in March of 2018. Dr. McKinnie has 8 years of experience in medicinal chemistry specializing in synthesis of synthetic cannabinoids and their primary metabolites. He received his PhD from the University of New Orleans. His dissertation focused on the development of tests to determine the presence of synthetic cannabinoids in the human body via analysis of mass spectrometry fragmentation patterns. That research led to a library that is accessible to forensic chemists looking to determine if synthetic cannabinoids are present in the samples sent to their labs. His work at Commonwealth Extracts includes method development for identification of cannabinoids using convergence chromatography, isolation and purification of cannabinoids from crude hemp extract utilizing centrifugal partition chromatography, and Δ-9-THC remediation from raw ingredients.
The Industrial Hemp program is still evolving and will require continued input from both government agencies and private industry. Commonwealth Extracts is committed to assisting our program’s leadership in their goal of making Industrial Hemp a viable and sustainable natural resource. We look forward to collaborating with all interested parties to help craft effective legislation needed to continue the growth of this new industry.
Please feel free to reach out to us and/or to visit us. We would be happy to share what we have learned and what we do here at Commonwealth Extracts. We don’t sell CBD, we sell trust!