About Us

Our top priorities are creating the highest quality products in the industry, providing the best customer experience, and educating on the safe and appropriate use of CBD. We are working to advance the necessary clinical research into this evolving market and believe in evidence backed by science.

OUR ORGANIZATION

EAST COAST HERBALIST is a Massachusetts based healthcare organization and manufacturer of hemp derived CBD products. The company was founded by two life-long friends that care about their community and helping others. We are a trusted partner to physicians and patients across the United States. We work with like-minded professionals and businesses that share our passion for educating the public on the responsible and safe use of CBD products. We have deep roots in neurology, behavioral health, fitness, and consulting. We aim to bring credibility and trust into an industry that is lacking both.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to bridge the gap between the medical community and the cannabis industry. We seek to provide education to the public on the safe and effective use of hemp derived products and to help rid the negative stigma associated with cannabis. We are advocates that fight to make the industry safer and to improve patient access to holistic treatment options.

OUR PROCESS

We work with partners that are hand-picked and the top in their field. All hemp used in our products is certified organic and grown on Vermont farms. Only the highest quality hemp flower makes the cut to be sent to our lab for extraction.

Our processing lab in Vermont is a high-tech, pharmaceutical style lab that is GMP (good manufacturing practices) certified. The hemp flower used in the lab is tested prior to extraction to ensure it is free of pesticides, mold, and other contaminants.

We formulate two types of products: Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum. All Full Spectrum products are whole plant extract and contain all the cannabinoids (including THC under 0.3%), terpenes, and flavonoids naturally found in hemp. All Broad Spectrum products have THC removed so that it is non detectable by lab results.

Our lab internally tests finished products to ensure that they are correct dosages and free of any residual solvents, contaminants, and bacteria. We also send our finished products to a third party lab for unbiased test results and to confirm that internal tests are accurate.

We wholesale our products to select professionals, businesses, and medical practices. We hand pick our partners to ensure that they are committed to educating their customers on the safe and appropriate use of our CBD products.

Products are always available on our website for purchase and we encourage customers to contact us via phone, email, or social media if they have any questions or concerns. We are here to help guide you on your CBD journey and are always available to answer questions.

OUR FOUNDERS

Jeremy West and Mark Laquerre are Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of East Coast Herbalist. The two have been friends for over 20 years and have very different backgrounds that compliment each other nicely. Both are active in their communities to educate and advocate for the safe and effective use of cannabis.

Jeremy is a healthcare executive that spent time in the fields of behavioral health, neurology, insurance, healthcare administration, pharmaceuticals, and business consulting. He was also involved in multiple start ups, coaches soccer, plays hockey and lacrosse, and enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Mark is an ex-amateur boxer, personal trainer, and craft cannabis grower. He got involved in the medical cannabis industry back in 2006 when Rhode Island passed laws for medical use. He is a dedicated personal trainer and teaches boxing classes to students of all ages and abilities.

Both have been advocates for medical cannabis and believe that increased access to patients can help provide safe alternatives and/or adjuncts to traditional pharmaceutical medications.