Mr. Darwin Millard, ME, Ex.E
Mr. Darwin Millard has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and specializes in mechanical and solvent-based extraction methodologies for isolating highly volatile terpenophenolic secondary metabolites from botanicals. He has spent the last ten years focusing on the extraction, and manufacture of nutraceutical products comprising of cannabinoids and other molecular constituents from the Cannabis plant. His efforts have been directed towards developing commercially viable extraction methods for utilizing carbon dioxide as a supercritical fluid in the isolation of mono-specific cannabinoids from Cannabis on the industrial scale, as well as the development and implementation of standardized operating procedures for the manufacture of cannabis-infused products. Mr. Millard is a strong proponent of cannabinoid-based treatment therapies as a replacement for pharmaceutical drugs, and was an integral part of the team that developed and introduced the Dixie Botanicals brand of hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products, the first hemp-based cannabinoid dietary supplements to be sold openly in the United States. He is chairman of the Hemp Industries Association’s (HIA) Cannabinoid Committee, an Associate Partner with the Indian Industrial Hemp Association (IIHA) and is active in assisting to create and define legislation for the burgeoning cannabis industry both domestically and internationally.