Melissa Profile

Melissa Dugan

Pharmstrong CEO

Melissa Dugan is a life coach and humanitarian who brings her health and communications focus to Pharmstrong’s everyday operations. She sees herself as the customer’s loyal advocate and is committed to helping everyone around her discover—and live—their life’s purpose. With a background in art, marketing, and management, Melissa spent many years managing educational programs. She, like her husband, uses CBD daily. Melissa wants every customer to know that Pharmstrong is committed to helping them make the best decisions for their health.

Ty Storlie

For over 20 years, Ty Storlie was a finance executive for some of the country’s largest financial institutions. Ty was committed to his tailored-suit corporate lifestyle that included living out of a suitcase and enduring the stressful grind of unattainable quotas and hollow goals. Ty was finding financial success and climbing the corporate ladder. In 2017, he returned to his rural roots, became a hemp farmer, got his hands dirty, drove tractors, wore cowboy hats, and was thankful for being outside every beautiful, sunny, Colorado day. Now, he spends most days in the Breckenridge store. Ty is passionate about CBD and its benefit to his loved ones.

Why We Started Pharmstrong

Your stories are our stories. 

Like you, we missed important times with friends and family because of our bad backs, sore knees, aching muscles, fatigue, and stress. Our bodies were starting to hold us back from activities we enjoyed, and yes, we couldn’t ignore the pain and stiffness that came with aging. We tried to push through it, but it only got worse. All we wanted to do was enjoy our lives, but the pain always got in the way. 

I gave up skiing, Ty gave up rugby, I couldn’t play golf with friends, and running would make my neck hurt for days!

It wasn’t fair!

Our Search For Relief - What We Discovered

Many of our friends and family struggled with sore bodies and injuries too. Our search for relief began with conventional medications. We had some success with over-the-counter medications, but they weren’t addressing the root cause of our pain. We also looked into alternative treatments such as acupuncture and massage, but we weren’t finding lasting relief. Finally, we were determined to find something that would genuinely help, and that’s when we stumbled upon CBD.

Our Journey to Start a CBD Company

2018 was the beginning of the CBD boom, and living in Colorado gave us the advantage of trying local CBD products. It took a while to find the right products, but soon we took CBD regularly and loved the results. 

After experiencing the benefits of CBD firsthand, we knew we wanted to help others in their search for relief. That’s when we decided to start our own CBD company. 

We started Pharmstrong in 2018 to help people take control of their health and find natural relief from chronic pain, injuries, and soreness.  

But as we continued our research, we realized that the CBD industry was plagued by problems caused by poor quality, unreliable information, and product contamination.

People Need a CBD Company They Can Trust

So, with research, experience, and integrity, we jumped into the hemp CBD business on a mission to be that dependable  CBD company people could count on.  

We started with hemp farming and quickly moved on to selling directly to the public. We designed products to help people stay active and improve their health and well-being. Pharmstrong products are organic and safe, so you can feel confident that you’re getting the best care for your body. Our products are made with all-natural ingredients, are non-GMO, and are ALWAYS third-party tested for safety and consistency.

In 2020, we introduced products with America’s highest seal of approval, USDA Certified Organic CBD. By being USDA Certified Organic, you can rest assured that our ingredients are clean and that our CBD is safe and natural. 

We are proud to be one of only a handful of CBD companies with USDA Certified Organic  credentials!

Now, our customers take Pharmstrong into the locker room and onto the tennis court. They use gummies before a workout and the HD2000 Gel Roller after. Ty and I use CBD daily, and our parents and siblings use it too. 

At Pharmstrong, our customers share success stories with us every day. 

They are biking more, making a long drive on the golf course, hiking with family, and finishing marathons. 

Don’t waste any more time in pain. We are back to doing what we love and want you to join us! 


Melissa Dugan

Founder and CEO

Looking at the Future of CBD

We are excited to welcome new organizations into the CBD industry. We hope that together we can advance CBD research and increase public awareness. CBD is here to stay, and Pharmstrong is proud to be a premium, USDA Organic Certified Hemp CBD leader.

Why Does USDA Certified Organic Matter?

Hemp is a super plant called a Phytoremediator. That means it is used for cleaning toxins in the soil. A super plant is a container for removing toxins and storing the contaminants in leaves and stalks. Do you want to ingest a plant product containing toxins and pollutants? We don’t think so. When you buy USDA Certified Organic, you know your hemp is tested and verified free of toxins, metals, molds, and pollutants. So always purchase American-grown, USDA Certified Organic CBD. It matters!

What Does USDA Certified Organic Hemp CBD Mean for You?

Why Pharmstrong CBD?

At Pharmstrong, we are dedicated to bringing Pure + Potent CBD products to the mainstream marketplace with a focus on integrity, innovation and education. We believe that everyone deserves to live longer, healthier, more vibrant lives.

If you’re ready to start your own CBD journey, click the link below to see our most popular products.


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