Scott Holden is the founder and CEO of Lab Effects & CBD Global, two vertically integrated hemp companies that span cultivation, extraction, formulation, and global distribution operations. In this episode, Scott talks about his return to the biological sciences to focus on hemp CBD product development to find a high potency and non-intoxicating solution for his father's chronic illness. His unique medical training background, complex software development, and personal experience developing cannabinoid and terpene formulations make his take on the future of individualised medicine profound.
Holden has degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology and once worked as an emergency medical technician. After deciding not to pursue studies to become a physician, he wound up working in software sales and marketing for IBM.
In 2014 Scott created Cannabis Transparency Standards™ (CTS), the hemp industry's first chain of custody compliance program. CTS provides material pedigree compliance and transparency beyond current pharmaceutical standards and is now in the process of being block chained with a crypto token payment option to free businesses from banking and merchant underwriting control.
Prior to the hemp industry, Scott worked in software consulting for companies like Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Boeing.
Scott unexpectedly resigned as CEO to find an alternative treatment to chemotherapy for his father's chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). The diagnosis came with an 18-month prognosis but has since become a successful battle of 9 years and counting. Lab Effects & CBD Global were born not from opportunity but necessity.
Now focused full time in hemp, Scott applies his formal education in molecular biology and biochemistry to conduct research and develop natural plant-based drug delivery systems that offer patients healthier and more convenient alternatives to traditional pharmaceutical drugs.
Through the use of terpenes, Holden says he's helped people experiencing a wide range of health conditions -- including his father, who'd been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Lab Effects sells Therapeutic Terpene Blends with formulation names such as Oncology, Relax/Sleep, Pain/Inflammation, and Focus/Active/ADHD.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.