Dr. Jack’s CBD Interview at the Miami USA CBD Expo

Leafreport’s Courtney Quinn talks with Richie Harris from Dr. Jack’s CBD at the Miami USA CBD Expo, about the company products, their manufacturing process, quality assurance and industry insights.
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Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Hi, my name is Courtney Quinn, I’m here with Leaf Report at the USA CBD Expo in Miami. And I’m here with Richie from Dr. Jack CBD. What would you like to tell us about the company and its history?

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: Well first I want to thank Leaf Report for having me even do this, because that’s really great that you guys are here. And I want to thank anybody out there that’s watching and listening to what I have to say about Dr. Jack’s and CBD in general. So Dr. Jack’s CBD started first hemp farming. And this is back four years ago, Medford, Oregon, which is some of the best place to grow hemp in the US. It’s wet, the temperature’s perfect, and we’ve done very, very well on the farming side. And I’m a consumer branding specialist. Dr. Jack’s was kind of my baby project. And I have a ton of passion for it. Jack is my husband actually. So I named it after my husband. And then there’s a personal attachment to it. As somebody that has severe osteoporosis, two fractures in my vertebrae right now as we speak, open heart surgery, and a cancer survivor.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Oh my

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: CBD has been a very personal, personal thing in my life. I’m in my mid 60s, and CBD has been an incredibly important part of my healing. It’s in my health regimen every day. CBD is healthy and it’s not just snake oil. But the problem with the industry is it’s not regulated, so we have to self-regulate it. We’re highly self-regulated. There was 100 CBD brands selected randomly recently in a study, and 75% of the brands did not test the CBD content or the correct efficacy. That’s 75%, which is a lot. Like for example, just to give you some kind of relationship to 75%, if I took 75% of everything you owned away, that would kind of be a big deal.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Oh yeah.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: Including all your shoes.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Oh no.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: 75% less. Right? it’s big. So we’re very, very, very interested in communicating to the consumers to be very aware of what you buy. You should be able to go to a brand’s website in real-time and within a minute find out if what you’re buying is certified to contain the CBD amount that it says on the package. And I mean in real-time. And what we do at Dr. Jack’s, which I think is unusual to the industry, is we don’t only third party test with someone that’s not related to us, we then test that third party with a fourth party.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Wow.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: So some people are saying we’re third party testing. We’re fourth party testing. So you go to DrJacks.biz, you hit certifications, and you’ll see tests from last week and the week before and the week before and the week before. We have to test a lot. And as our volume, we have someone that’s in our office, and all they do is figure out testing. Forms coming in, coming out, so that we can assure the consumers that what they’re buying isn’t smoke and mirrors like most of the industry. Because we’re not selling smack in a bottle, right? We’re selling the real deal. So when someone buys for example this product, which is one of our best selling product, it’s called Dr. Jack’s X-Freeze. It says on the label 500 milligrams, but if you looked online, the last test was 613 milligrams. Higher than what it says. And this product, you shake it, and then I use it for my back pain, because remember, I’m osteoporotic. And all you do is squeeze it and roll it on.

Most of us have back and neck pain. So these are our levator muscles, these are our supinators, our erectors. And all of us are on our cell phones all the time. Or we’re sitting on our computers. We’re meant to move as creatures. We were not designed to sit at a desk and pound on a computer. We weren’t designed for a cell phone in our hand. Right? And a lot of us are oriented one or another way. Every time you pick up your handbag, if you’re right handed, you pick it up with your right hand every time. Smart money says, even though we never can remember, right side this time, left time that time. Alternate. But we don’t remember. Because we’re right oriented.

So I’m trying to get to people to understand to orient themselves, to think about their health. What goes in their body, how we use our body is all part of our messaging. So we make a wide variety of products. We make topical products like this one that works in minutes. Not hours.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: That’s great.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: You want to feel it?

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Sure.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: Pull your hair out. Here we go. Microphone to the side. And you’ll feel kind of a coolness because-

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Yeah.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: It has lots of echinacea in it. It’s got, like I said, a lot of CBD content that’s verifiable, menthol, eucalyptus, it’s the real deal. It opens up your nasal passages. Right?

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Nice.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: It’s an amazing product. And then we believe in CBD bath. So we have artisan made bath products. This one’s peppermint, and it actually comes … the packaging is real peppermint.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Wow.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: So you can splash peppermint in your bath. And we make the bath bombs small, because I don’t know how big your bathtub is.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Smart.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: So if you want 50 milligrams, these tested at 33.3, this batch. If you want 50 milligrams in, throw in two. If you want more [inaudible 00:05:56] what if you just want to put your feet in a bucket? Throw one in a bucket, put your feet in there. Right?

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Yeah.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: So you get to control. These big bath bombs, there’s no control there. Right?

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Yeah.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris So if you want all of them in, throw … that’s great for us. Throw them all in. And then a natural essence is a really heavenly way to package it. Just indulge, right? Indulge yourself, enjoy it.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Yeah.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: So Dr. Jack’s, we make tinctures, full spectrum oils. We make a great product for sleep. Right? So we use valerian root. Valerian root [inaudible 00:06:31] at any time, right? For thousands of years has been used to calm us. So valerian root and melatonin with a high concentration of CBD before bedtime, perfect. Get off your Ambien, get off your Xanax. Right? Do it healthy and smart. And people don’t really understand the difference between tinctures and full spectrum oil. There’s 60 different exclusive CBDs to hemp. 60 of them.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Wow.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: Not just one. So when people think CBD, they just think CBD. They didn’t know there were 60. There’s actually more than 60. But unique to hemp, there’s 60. So I always use this as a tool. You can hold that for me. So tinctures, for example, tinctures is part of the CBD. Great. Extracted by alcohol, right? And you get lots of health benefits from it. Great for people on a budget. Great for somebody young like you. Right? Because you don’t have osteoporosis, you didn’t have open heart surgery, right? And your spine’s probably just fine. Right?

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Hopefully.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: I hope. Right? And then full spectrum, you get CBDA, CBG, CBGA, CBC. You get even a little bit of THC. And these ones promote bone density and reduce cancer growth, slow bacterial growth, and build your immune system. So for people that can afford it or have a health reason, and there’s lots of people with health issues, right? Go full spectrum. Go all in. Broad spectrum, which isn’t shown in this chart, is just without the THC. And the tinctures is down here. Extracting is done by CO2. A lot of people use that as a buzzword, right? CO2 on a small scale can work. On large scale, for big companies, impossible. Not possible. So you’ll get food grade ethanol and CO2 in combination is what we use. And food grade is ethanol is perfectly safe, is derived from corn, it’s not gasoline for your car. And if you go into most grocery stores, 90% of the products probably have it in there anyway. So if someone says I don’t like it because it has ethanol in it, or it’s made using ethanol process, then they should stop eating. Pretty much. But CO2 is how we began. Nothing wrong with it. Sounds lovely. CO2 and ethanol is large scale, and some of the companies are doing just ethanol. But on a really large scale, CO2 is just not going to happen. Okay?

So DrJacks.biz is an amazing place to learn about CBD. We tell people how it started. Most people don’t know that Queen Victoria in 1901 went out to the garden and ate a plant. They didn’t call it CBD, it’s for menstrual cramps. Most people don’t know that in 1942, it was patented. And the doctor was named Dr. Roger Adams, a descendant of our president John Quincy Adams. Fun factoid. Right? So now the CBD is all around us. Spas, right? Smoke shops, vape shops, and even the little bodega. We got to figure out what’s the right one to buy, why am I buying it from them, and we have to verify that what’s in that bottle is really in that bottle. We make a product that has … it’s one of my favorites, called Total Body Therapy. It’s got 1000 milligrams of CBD. The last batch tested at I think 1121. And you get a whole body massage, head to toe, in luscious smelling [crosstalk 00:10:17] massage oil. It’s so good. Unbelievable.

So just quickly, full spectrum, has a rainbow on it. Tinctures. We color code everything. Like Garanimals, to make it really easy. And the labeling and packaging is designed to be fun but serious at the same time. So Dr. Jack’s CBD can help with sleep, anxiety, it can help with lots of different things. And all I can say is come to Dr. Jack’s because you’ll love it with us. And I thank you so much for letting me do this.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: Well thank you so much for being here with us.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: Yeah.

Leafreport – Courtney Quinn: And thank you for sharing your knowledge and your products.

Dr. Jack’s CBD – Richie Harris: I hope everybody liked it.

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