Our Story

Sniff & Barkens was founded in January 2014 with the goal of creating the highest quality hemp extract on the market. It is difficult to decipher if you are getting quality product or something with traces of pesticides, heavy metals and solvents.

Our products are made with the best hemp, grown organically in the perfect climate, extracted without toxic solvents, and mixed with quality ingredients.

We oversee every aspect of production from planting, harvesting, extracting and bottling… By controlling everything from seed to shelf, we give you the assurance that everything we make is from our USDA Certified Organic hemp, lovingly raised, cultivated and processed 100% by us in Colorado.

Our Family Farm

USDA Organic

We grow all our USDA Organic hemp on the our Certified Organic Farm. Our 120 acres are located within Boulder County, Colorado, an area known as the “Napa Valley of Hemp” due to its perfect conditions for farming. Through soil tests conducted by Colorado State University and the utilization of subsurface irrigation to reduce water usage, we are constantly working hard to ensure our land remains the ideal place to cultivate hemp.

CO2 Extraction


The primary reason we utilize CO2 it is the only way to create a pure, clean, quality oil that is free of residual solvents.

You are breathing out CO2 right now!  CO2 extraction contains no nasty chemical residues, unlike extracting with toxic solvents that may require many hours to purge the solvent trapped in the oil.  With butane, propane or isopropyl alcohol extraction there may be residue left in the finished product no matter how clean you try to make it.

Joe Pappalardo


Successful entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Founded Sniff & Barkens because of his love for everything dogs!



Communications expert and former news anchor at ABC affiliate in Tucson, AZ.

Justin Jilg


Sr. executive with over two decades in technical engineering with experience in strategic planning, corporate & business development.

Scott Cusack


Scott entered the industrial hemp world as a consumer: he sought a happier, healthier lifestyle, something he’d struggled to find as the head of a financial firm. Eventually overcome by job-related stress, Scott left his position and embarked on a journey that led to the birth of WAAYB Organics CBD Oil.

Frustrated by the misinformation, questionable ingredients, and unsatisfactory quality of CBD oil products in the market, Scott became determined to create his own line of premium quality, pure, clean, natural CBD oil. He realized the only way he could do this was to own the process end-to-end: from growing the hemp to extracting, distilling, and packaging the final CBD product.

Scott promises to provide you the best CBD WAAYB Organics can offer and to do so with absolute transparency. His enthusiasm and passion for quality is reflected in products that harness the power of organic agriculture and science to help you lead a happier, healthier life.