Hemp Industry Quality & Service Leaders

We’re committed to serving the hemp industry with the world’s finest hemp oil and to leading the way for B2B quality and service. Verdant Oasis is strategically developed with long term investments that ensure unparalleled stable production capacity of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil consistent in composition and quality under the strictest regulations.

Verdant Oasis leads the global hemp Industry by providing high-quality phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil alongside product research and development services to hemp business operators and entrepreneurs.

Carl Germano CNS, CDN Vice President/Chief Business Development Officer

Carl Germano, CNS, CDN is a NY Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist primarily responsible for providing product and business concepts, development and commercialization, reformulations and line extensions, assistance with research and claims, and marketing support for VO’s clients to help drive a strategic product agenda that calls for significant growth. Over the past 40+ years, he has developed several hundred nutritional products and significantly impacted total revenue as VP/consultant of product development for several of the largest vitamin companies in the trade including Solgar, Nutratech, Country Life, Ajinomoto and Bluebonnet Nutrition. As Chief Science Officer for Inergetics, he developed the Martha Stewart Essentials® vitamin line, Surgex® sports nutrition line for the military and Resurgex® enteral formula for the immunocompromised medical market. A regular lecturer, radio guest, and prolific author with several bestselling trade books including his most recent “Road To Ananda: Simple Guide To The Endocannabinoid System, Hemp & Phytocannabinoids”.

Dr. Jerry Schlesser Chief Operating Officer

Physician scientist, he invented InterVir-A-an antiviral drug evaluated in a multi-year trial at Oregon Health Sciences University. Following the publication of the RCT (p<0.00005) in The Lancet, he founded BioPharmaceuticals Corporation, designing, constructing, and operating Oregon’s first FDA-registered prescription drug manufacturing facility.

He also developed Sterisept-TB Envirochoice Wipes, the first hospital-grade antimicrobial TB disinfectant meeting the US EPA’s strict Design for the Environment (DfE) standards.

Dr. Schlesser founded several nutraceutical companies, including a first physician-centered nutraceutical business, purchased by Schwabe North America, under the Integrative Therapeutics label.

Chris Kilham Botanical Medicine Ambassador/ Advisory Board Member

Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter, author and educator. The founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., Chris has conducted medicinal plant research in over 45 countries. Chris works with companies to develop and popularize traditional plant-based food and medicinal products into market successes. These include ashwagandha, kava, maca, rhodiola, schisandra, tamanu oil, cat’s claw, dragon’s blood, and hundreds of other plants. Chris also works to bridge worlds, regularly sharing information about other cultures through presentations and media. CNN calls Chris “The Indiana Jones of natural medicine.”

For more than 50 years Chris has explored cannabis in its psychoactive and non-psychoactive forms, including at its source following the last ice age in the Siberian Altay, along the Silk Road, in the Himalayas and throughout Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. Chris delves deeply into the history, lore, composition, biological activities, uses and benefits of plants, and describes cannabis as among the most useful of all plants on earth.

Chris has appeared on over 1500 radio programs and more than 500 TV programs worldwide, with features in The New York Times, ABC News Nightline, Newsweek, CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, ABC 20/20, Psychology Today, Outside Magazine, FOX News Health, LA Yoga, LA Weekly, New York Magazine, Boston Magazine, UTNE Reader, CNBC Power Lunch, Playboy, VICE, Prevention Magazine, Business Insider, Oprah & Friends, PBS Healing Quest, Woman’s World, and many others. He has additionally appeared on PBS, CNBC Power Lunch, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, NPR, CCTV, France 2, Chelsea Handler’s “Chelsea Does”, and The Preachers. As a TV correspondent and guest he speaks about medicine hunting, traditional botanical medicines, nutraceuticals, psychoactive plants, environmental and cultural preservation and other related topics for a broad and diverse variety of audiences.

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