How A Woman's Unique Background Gave Rise To A Powerful Pain Management Product

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“Growing hemp helped me learn about cannabinoids and how they are a game-changer for people suffering from pain, people like the very patients I encountered all those years working in health care,” Stacy said.

Stacy tapped into her entrepreneurial spirit and, like any successful entrepreneur, quickly learned how to pivot her business focus based on difficulties in the industry. When processing her hemp became an issue, Stacy decided she’d just process it herself.

“I quickly learned that I wasn’t a fan of using ethanol to process hemp,” she said. “Hemp is such a pure plant. It deserves to be treated as such.”

With that in mind, Stacy spent the next year developing a water-extraction method that preserves the hemp in its raw, living state to extract the more potent, more effective form of CBD—CBDa.

It was the first time it had been done in the CBD industry, and Stacy was excited to sell the CBDa concentrate to other CBD brands.

“But quality wasn’t their priority,” Stacy said. “They just wanted CBD. People weren’t driven by the purity of it. They were opportunistic. ”When one manufacturer tried to insult Stacy by telling her, “You have purist, altruistic standards in your process,” Stacy knew it was time to pivot again to bring her commitment to healing without harm directly to the consumer.

“We care about quality and transparency and not a

lot of people in this industry do,” she said. “That’s what led us to bring everything in-house."

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Stacy hiking Mt. Evans with her beloved Max for whom she developed the Planetarie K-9 Infusion

In May 2020, Stacy launched Planetarie’s first direct-to-consumer retail line. Planetarie manages the CBDa production from start to finish, from plant to packaged product. 

Planetarie creates the formulations and manufactures the products that go directly into customers’ hands.

“Our CBDa has greater and very specific anti-inflammation action that other cannabinoids don’t have,” Stacy said. “It’s selective in that it only goes after what it needs to help with pain management.”


The company’s grassroots sales efforts quickly attracted athletes like Olympic Cyclist & Team USA Cycling Coach Chris Carmichael who commented, “When we advise athletes about nutrition, we recommend minimally processed whole foods and Planetarie’s game-changing water-only extraction process.”

And through the company’s Kindness Program, which provides discounts to patients with medical needs, others have enjoyed the benefits. For example, Jesse, a teen with Autism Spectrum Disorder, noticed a drastic improvement in his symptoms after using Planetarie’s water-soluble drink additive.

“He himself demands it every morning,” Stacy said. “It’s made a huge impact in his life.”

It’s stories like Chris’ and Jesse’s that get Stacy out of bed to face what is often a 14-hour workday.

“Hope. Hope is what gets me up in the morning—hope that today will be a better day, and hope that we’re making a positive change in the world,” Stacy said.


To learn more about Planetarie visit: or call 970-536-9563

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