Joe Spencer was introduced to the medicinal value of hemp during 2003 after he become ill with a debilitating neurological illness. It wasn’t until 2007 when he was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and successfully underwent a controversial intensive antibiotic treatment. At that time, Joe began researching alternative diagnosis methods and treatment options. The medicinal value of hemp plants active compounds, specifically (CBD) became his focus of interest which led to funding research and development projects throughout Europe. The starting point of this research involved searching for landrace cannabis varieties which contain naturally high amounts of CBD. In 2013 Joe left a successful career leading international e-commerce projects to start Hemp Broker Europe for advising hemp farms, CBD production facilities and non-profit organization.