Carl Germano, CNS, CDN – expert in hemp/cannabis/phytocannabinoid product development and education

Carl Germano, CNS, CDN serves as Verdant Nature/Verdant Oasis Vice President & Chief Business Officer. Since 2010, he has dedicated his efforts in providing the industry with phytocannabinoid ingredients, R&D support, and education on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) with the release of his new book Road To Ananda.

Verdant Nature/Verdant Oasis (VO) is a vertically integrated grower and manufacturer of the highest quality phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oils and specialized dietary ingredients. VO is investing intensive discovery initiatives to develop a platform leveraging the synergy of phytocannabinoids and cannabimimetic compounds to produce a stream of next-generation products that fine-tune the ECS.VO has unique IP and end-to-end control of the entire process, including specialized plant genotypes, refined agricultural & farming practices, proprietary extraction methodology, and advanced post-extraction techniques. VO products are produced in FSMA-registered facilities, operated under strict HACCP & GMP controls. VO goes above and beyond being a raw material supplier – Carl Germano, CNS, CDN provides R&D support, marketing assistance and cutting-edge education on the role of the endocannabinoid system and hemp phytocannabinoids for health and wellness.

Carl Germano, CNS, CDN is responsible for all aspects of research and product development of nutritional supplements, medical foods, functional beverages and cosmeceuticals for VO and provides:

  • Phytocannabinoid product and business concepts,
  • Development and commercialization of phytocannabinoid rich formulations,
  • Reformulations and line extensions to include phytocannabinoids,
  • Margin enhancement,
  • Outsourced clinical trials,
  • Research, claims, and regulatory compliance assistance
  • Collaborates with Brand Management and senior leadership to drive a strategic product agenda that calls for significant growth.
  • Independently provides effective and functional technical support for all formulation development and marketingsupport for clients.




"Carl Germano has been one of my esteemed colleagues and a frequent contributor to my radio shows and podcasts for literally decades. He’s been on top of the hottest trends in nutrition and supplements with infallible instincts for the next “Big Thing”. Lately, he’s focused on the exciting health benefits of phytocannabinoids including CBD, and his latest book, THE ROAD TO ANANDA, offers an accessible deep-dive on the fascinating science behind this revolutionary class of nutraceuticals."
Dr. Ronald Hoffman
Founder/Medical Director of the Hoffman Center
"Carl Germano has done a masterful job in putting together ROAD TO ANANDA. There are many books out there on this topic, most of them brief on substance and breathless in claims. Carl takes the opposite approach, drilling into what is known about phytocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, distilling the science, and clarifying a complex topic beautifully. This should be a must read for all health practitioners, and for anybody in the cannabis space who wants to better understand this profoundly beneficial plant and its activities. What a great book."
Chris Kilham – Medicine Hunter
Founder of Medicine Hunter, Inc.
"While there is an abundance of scholarly work published, the ROAD TO ANANDA book by Carl Germano addresses the many of the pertinent topics about the ECS and phytocannabinoids presented in a simplified way to encourage further study."
Dr. Rafael Mechoulam
Hebrew University Jerusalem, School of Pharmacy
"Essentially, your ability to maintain optimal health rests on your responsibility to become informed about the ECS and its involvement in the underlying causes of many degenerative diseases. ROAD TO ANANDA by Carl Germano is a brilliant start."
Dr. Joseph Mercola
Functional Medicine Physician