Unlocking Nature
Deep Science
Made in the USA

Our Story

Gaard Labs was founded by a group of individuals dedicated to truth, transparency, and the creation of plant-based products for relief and daily wellness.  With nearly a century of conventional medical experience behind them, the Gaard Labs founders entered the medical marijuana industry in 2014. 

Our founders have grown cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes.  We have extracted cannabis using multiple methodologies including C02 and Ethanol based extraction.  We have created dozens of products which are sold in state legalized cannabis markets. Our doctors have helped thousands of people along their journey to recover from pain and manage their daily stress.   

Gaard Labs was formed just prior to when the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 legalized hemp cannabis.  Shortly after, we became a CBD Research Partner to the New York State Department of Agriculture.  We then went on to build an industry leading Medical and Scientific Advisory Board.

Unlike many companies with products containing hundreds of undisclosed low concentration compounds, or ingredients you don’t understand, we take a different approach.  We focus on relief and wellness through utilization of plant-based ingredients in their most basic and effective forms.  We believe that terpene isolates together with high-quality full spectrum hemp extract can be remarkably effective.  When it comes to putting ingredients into or onto your body, less really is more.        

Like anything else in life, the right experience matters.
citrus and hemp

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A Team With Over 100 Years of Aggregate Medical Experience


Gaard Labs Leading Doctors

Medical and Scientific Leadership

Dr. Jon Greenfield, MD
Medical Director​​

Medical Director,
Orthopedic surgeon
Stem Cell specialist

Dr. Howard Rubin, MP, PHD, ABMP
Chief Science Officer, Co-Founder​

Founder, HOPE MMJ
Medical Psychologist, Psychopharmacologist, Pain Management Specialist
Medical staff, 1984 US Olympic team
Medical staff, Los Angeles Clippers

Dr. Jeffrey Barris, PHARM D

Owner Pacifica Compounding Pharmacy
Preceptor Pharmacist , Doctorate, Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Chemistry, USC

Delaney Toups

Owner, D2 Custom Terpenes
>100 strain specific formulations and award-winning CO2 oil

Dr. Jonathan Erber, MD

Internal medicine, Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai Hospital
Young Investigators Award for Capsule Endoscopy

Management Team

Steven Levy
Co-Founder, co-COO

Christi Sothers NYC
Benefactor, various New York civic and religious organizations

Joseph Rubin
Co-Founder, co-COO

COO, Diagnostic
Imaging Center
Volunteer, Coach, Educator

Dave Meister CPA, MBA
Co-Founder, CEO

Partner, Capital Dynamics
Sweetwood Capital Partners
Senior Manager, Deloitte Private Equity

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