Boris Baňas has been a hemp activist since 1998 and working in industrial sector on various mid and top management positions between 2000-2009. Bañas is a Member of Board of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA). He grew hemp for research under Slovak government licences in 1999, 2000 and 2003. He also helped to push Slovakia’s government to adopt EU hemp-related farming rules in 2008. He launched CBDepot.eu in 2014 with the aim of providing legal and quality Cannabidiol-enriched products for industrial and end-consumer use.