Chris  Boucher

Chris Boucher

Currently serving as Vice President of Product Development at CannaVest Corporation in San Diego, California, Mr. Boucher is one of the true American pioneers of the modern USA hemp industry. Founder of the Hemp Industries Association (H.I.A) in 1992, in 1994 he became the first person in more than 50 years to grow Industrial Hemp in theUSA while at the USDA Research Station in Brawley California. Mr. Boucher co-wrote the first California and Colorado Industrial Hemp Legislation Act of 1995, which today serves as the boilerplate for most state legislation regarding industrial hemp.