Paul Benhaim is one of the most respected pioneers in the hemp industry having been involved since 1993. He is the founder of world recognized Hemp Foods Australia,
His passion for hemp was inspired by many experiences in his youth, having traveled to many pristine places in the world and seeing first hand how our modern use of waste such as plastics were doing harm to our natural environment.
His first commercial endeavor with hemp was creating a nutritional bar made from hemp in the United Kingdom which offered the perfect ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. That bar quickly moved from a few thousand bars per year to multi millions of pars per year and is now sold under numerous labels throughout the world. This lead Paul to found the industry leading brand Hemp Foods Australia which continues to introduce the highest quality of hemp food products available.
Paul has pioneered the development of many other products made from hemp and has shared many of his findings in 6 books and mini-guides he has authored: Growing Hemp For Profit, Building A House From Hemp, Hemp Textile Business, Hemp Fuel Guide, Hemp Paper Guide, Hemp Body Care Guide and Hemp Plastic Industry.

After realizing the health properties that come from the hemp plant, Paul collaborated with some of the world’s leading experts that have studied the integral role that the cannabinoids and terpenes within the hemp plant play he decided to play an active role in this industry. He founded Elixinol with the vision of providing the highest quality products backed by research and to deliver a world class experience.

Paul Benhaim

Founder | CEO

Visionaries, Passionate Leaders, Natural Health Advocates, Ultimate Team Players, Innovators, Conscious, Fun & Integrity Based Ethical People.

Each team member plays an integral role in our vision.

Our culture drives us to build lifelong relationships and to deliver world class experiences.

Together, we are focused on becoming industry leaders and to make a positive impact in the world.


Gabriel Ettenson is licensed in both Colorado and New York State as a Physical Therapist. He received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 1998. After several years in practice, Gabriel began incorporating both Western and Eastern “alternative” approaches into his treatment programs. This included meditation, yoga, and Whole Body Vibration. Eventually, he also became interested in complementary nutrition for his patients; more specifically, Hemp Foods.

Gabriel Ettenson

Founder | COO

Dan is a founding member of Elixinol and heads up product development, branding and complaining about the Government. Since 2012 Dan has also been Marketing Director for Hemp Foods Australia. Prior to this Dan was in charge of product development, marketing and branding for the innovative whole body vibration company Hypervibe. Before leaving University Dan had already become a published research scientist and it was during this time that he discovered Hemp’s unique status as the world’s most perfect source of essential nutrition. Hemp has remained a healthy obsession of his ever since.

Dan Schultz

Founder | Formulation Specialist

Anthony Cohen has been keenly focused on health, spirituality and wellness for over 2 decades. He was the founder of Shambhala Holistic Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2000 and is a healer, spiritualist and visionary. He has been following the Hemp revolution and was introduced to Paul Benhaim via a mutual friend.

Anthony Cohen

Director UK