Richard (Richie) Harrington, former Pac-12 quarterback, is the founder and CEO of Vaital Organics, the first hemp-derived CBD + Organic Superfood nutritional supplement to hit the health and wellness industry.
Richie’s venture into the hemp and cannabis space began after multiple shoulder surgeries due to football injuries because he was searching for alternative pain relief remedies. By nature of living in Oregon at the same time cannabis regulations were changing, Richie was able to learn about cannabis and CBD and the powerful benefits CBD had to offer. Richie’s ideology of alternative medicines changed, and he began to see a use for alternative medicine in place of the traditional opioids and prescription pain medications. This jump started his curiosity about the different products that could be created for the cannabis and CBD market.
Richie got into superfoods after meeting his now co-founder, superfood and cannabis/hemp expert and naturopathic formulator, Reno Rolle. Richie immediately noticed the positive effects superfoods were having on his overall well-being, which led to him and Reno playing around with different ideas about how they could incorporate the effects of superfoods with CBD. After toying with some ideas, they came up with the idea of combining Organic Superfoods with the power of Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol (CBD) in a convenient powder form came about, and Vaital Organics was born.