Nate grew up in Canada where he first began farming and researching medicinal cannabis. In his early twenties, he moved to California where he made a career researching and breeding cannabis, as well as other medicinal plants. He is best known for his work developing new medical cannabis / hemp technologies and varietals. His focus is on the lesser known cannabinoids like CBD, THCV, CBDV, as well as cannabinoid acids. He also farms a rare plant (Justicia Gendarussa) that is currently completing clinical trials as a male birth control.
He has worked as a sustainable agriculture consultant, specializing in permaculture farming techniques. In recent years, he has combined his experience in sustainable agriculture with his background in organic pest control to develop Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the safe production of medicinal plants. He now lives in Canada where he continues to work with a team of researchers to develop new plant varietals and products.
Featured as a cast member on Discovery Channel’s Weed Country in 2013, Nate was profiled as he successfully helped treat a young child with epilepsy by providing CBD. His bio on The Discovery Channel can be found here. He was also Featured in the Elliott School of International Affairs/Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission: Capstone Report 2011, as well as profiled on PBS.