Namaste, we are Canutree


Our passion for bringing the benefits of hemp to people led to the creation of Canutree in late 2019. Canutree is a B2B and B2C retailer of food grade vegan CBD oils, vegan CBD capsules, cosmetics and numerous other products made from beneficial hemp. At Canutree, we do our best to expand and develop our product range to provide our customers with superior product quality and innovative products made from organically produced hemp.

Currently our range includes food grade vegan CBD oils & CBD capsules, cosmetics (ointments), food (hemp seeds (unhulled & hulled), hemp protein powder), textiles (t-shirts, bags, wallets and everyday masks), stationery and pet supplies.


At Canutree, our mission is to show people the benefits that the crop Cannabis sativa L. brings to each of us and to the climate at the same time.

On the one hand, cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBN, THC etc., which are mainly found in the flowers and leaves, are used for medical, spiritual and recreational purposes.

On the other hand, other plant parts such as hemp seeds are used as so-called superfood and should therefore not be missing in any balanced healthy diet due to the nutrients, vital and mineral substances they contain.

In addition, hemp also contains fibres that can be used as excellent sustainable insulation materials, concrete or plastics.

In addition to the numerous possible uses for the plant's parts, hemp is also an important piece of the puzzle to be prepared for the challenges posed by climate change.

Due to its good adaptability to different climates, high resistance to diseases and pests, natural suppression of weeds and ability to improve the soil, hemp cultivation is resource-saving and sustainable. At the same time, the low or even zero use of fertilisers and pesticides protects the environment such as insects.

All these reasons motivate us every day to make people aware of all the advantages of this wonderful plant in the form of high-quality, innovative products and well-researched information.

Tree with roots in the forest


Analysis of CBD oil in the laboratory

Thanks to the agricultural training and experience of its staff, Canutree has a wealth of knowledge and experience in research & development, plant production and the subsequent processing of Cannabis sativa L..

L.. These skills allow us to create unique, innovative & natural products to the highest quality standards for our customers. Driven by great curiosity and research, we are working towards the transformation into a healthier, natural and modern world.


M. Sc. Michael Merkle

CEO & Co-Founder

Michael is an agronomist and hemp enthusiast at heart. In addition to his great passion for innovative products, brands and technologies, he is particularly passionate about organic plant production and entomology.

After his master's degree in agricultural sciences (focus: plant production systems, biological plant protection & applied entomology) at the University of Hohenheim and his position as production manager of low-THC Cannabis sativa L. plants in Switzerland, he founded the company Canutree together with Ezequiel Bruguera & Bastian Hils in order to introduce people to the benefits of commercial hemp.    

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Micha's slogan

"Nature is the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

- Dr. Edward O. Wilson -

B. Sc. Ezequiel Bruguera

Business development, marketing & Co-Founder

Ezequiel is an agricultural engineer and biologist who has pursued one goal since the beginning of his career: Integrating nature and sustainability into everyday life.

During his studies of renewable resources and bioenergy, he realised that plants can do much more than just fill you up. They can heal.

That's why he, together with his teammates, makes use of the entourage effect to get the best out of his favourite plants. On the premise of environmental protection, of course, because without it we don't have much time left.

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Ezi's slogan

"Everybody said: This is not possible. Then someone came along who did not know that and did it."

- Unknown -

Bastian Hils

Technical Director, Supplychain Management & Co-Founder

Bastian is an electrical engineering master craftsman and the IT specialist in the team. After his apprenticeship in electrical engineering, Basti was able to gain practical experience in these areas and improve his skills in medium-sized companies with his competences in electrical engineering to IT.

Through his expertise in topics such as the planning and maintenance of photovoltaic systems, as well as the programming of electrical systems, he has been helping to bring Canutree into a more modern and sustainable future from the technical side since the beginning.

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Basti's slogan

"Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and adored and caressed like a priceless diamond. "

Hunter S. Thompson -

B. Eng. Ersin Fidan

Marketing & Sales

Ersin hat seinen Abschluss an der Hochschule Esslingen im Studiengang Versorgungs- und Umwelttechnik absolviert. Seine Begeisterung und Leidenschaft für die vielseitige und innovative Nutzung der Hanfpflanze waren seine Beweggründe, ins Canutree Team miteinzusteigen. Ersin ist im Vertrieb und Marketing bei Canutree tätig und hat sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, den Menschen die Vorteile des Nutzhanfes näherzubringen.

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Ersin's slogan

  The purest form of
madness is to leave everything as it is and at the same time hope
that something will change.

– Albert Einstein –