David Marcus has extensive experience in the Canadian Hemp industry. He founded Natural Emphasis in 1995, which, in partnership with PhystoGene Resources, has undertaken a long term hemp breeding project which has resulted in the registration of three Health Canada registered hemp cultivars. His latest enterprise Abide Inc. is focused on whole plant hemp based CBD products.
In 1995 Dave Marcus cofounded Natural Hemphasis. As its product line evolved to include other natural products, the company name changed to Natural Emphasis but Natural Hemphasis continued as its research arm. Natural Hemphasis has been involved in hemp agricultural research and development since 1999 when together with Dr. Ernest Small of Agriculture Canada it undertook a three year hemp germplasm trial.
Commencing in 2000, and in partnership with PhystoGene Resources, Natural Hemphasis has undertaken a long term hemp breeding project which has resulted in the registration of three Health Canada approved hemp cultivars: ESTA-1, CanMa and GranMa.
Most recently, Dave is the founder of Abide Inc. Abide is currently licensed under the Narcotics Control Regulations for analytical testing of cannabis and under the Whole Hemp brand is developing a line of whole plant hemp based CBD products.