Hemp is possibly the most valuable plant on Earth, and has the potential to bring economic stimulus all of Rural Planet Earth … But that is up to WE The People! 

All Hemp is Cannabis, but not all Cannabis is Hemp … Why?… because of arbitrary, absurd Statutes that define Hemp as Cannabis with a THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level of less than .3% in the United States and up to 1.0% in more enlightened countries. Even with a psychoactive threshold of 25 milligrams, this 1% limit is not enough to make a person “high”. Additionally, there are no documented cases of fatal overdoses with Hemp/Cannabis. The primary reason this plant is made illegal was because it was a competitive threat to other industries in the 1930s and those industries had enough money and political clout to stifle their competition by making it illegal. 

Currently the majority of Hemp grown in the United States is utilized in the nascent CBD (cannabidiol) industry which has purported medical properties without the psychoactive effect of THC. Ironically, studies have shown that all the cannabinoids actually work together for an “Entourage Effect” that increases their usefulness in treating many ailments. Some researchers are even promulgating that many illnesses that we are currently experiencing in the 21st Century are a result of endocannabinoid system deficiencies in the human body. Cannabis, animals, and humans have evolved together for millennia and it is only in the last 80 years that the cannabinoids have been taken out of the human diet because they have been taken out of the animal diet and human food chain by the same Statutes that made them illegal. 

Hemp, however, is much more than medicine and food. It has the versatility to supply the raw materials for literally thousands of products. Once grown properly, the hemp plant can be processed mechanically into four primary composite parts which are the seed, flower/leaves, and the stalks which are decorticated (separated) into the Bast (the outer bark fiber) and the Hurd (the inner pith fiber). Additionally any residual biomass can be “cooked” by pyrolysis and turned into biochar (which we call CannaChar ™). Here is a brief summary of the wide variety of products that can be produced from the different parts of the hemp plant: 

Practical Uses of the Hemp Plant Seed :

Seed for Replanting 

Birdseed (Produces High Omega Oil Eggs) 
Hemp Hearts 
Hemp Milk 

Seed Cake 
Animal Food (needs Federal Approval) 
Protein-rich Fiber 
Hempseed Meal 

Hempseed Oil Foods 
Salad Oil 
Food Supplements (Omega Oils) 
Cooking Oil 

Hempseed Oil Industrial Products 
Oil Paints 
Print Inks 
Biodegradable Plastic Containers/Bottles 
Biochar and Electricity from Hemp Seed Shells 

Personal Hygiene 
Bath Gels 


CBD Oils 
Other Nutraceutical Oil Isolates 
Smokeable Hemp Flower 
Abrasive Chemicals and Lignin 
Salad Greens 


Bast Fibers 

Industrial Textiles 
Agro-Fiber Composites & Molded Parts 
Brake/Clutch Linings 
Hemp Supercapacitors 

Consumer Textiles 
Fine Fabrics 

Hurd Fibers 

Building Materials 
Fiberglass Substitute 
Stucco and Mortar 
Framing Materials 
Hemp Geopolymers 

Bast and Hurd Fibers 

Mulch and Compost 
Geoplastics for the Automobile Industry 
Biodegradable Geoplastics for other Industries 
Animal Bedding 

Printing Paper 
Fine/Specialty Paper 
Air Filter Paper 
Toilet Paper 
Tissue Paper 
Paper Towels 
Absorbent Oil Spill Remediation Materials 

Hemp/Cannabis Biomass Waste 

Hemp Biochar (CannaChar ™) 
Syngasses (can be filtered and compressed and used like propane) 
Excess Heat from Pyrolysis can be converted into Electricity 

Hemp Biochar (CannaChar ™) 

Food and Beverage Products 
Bottle Labels 
Coffee Cup Sleeves 
Coffee Filters 
Coffee Packaging 
Cup Holders 
Disposable Plates 
Egg Cartons 
Food Trays 
Fruit Packaging 
Sandwich Wrappers 
To-Go Containers 
Tea Bags 

Farm and Garden 
Leaf Litter Bags 
Plant Wraps 
Seed blockers 
Seed Tapes 
Seedling Starter Pots 
Sheet Mulch 
Weed Barrier Cloth 
Soil Remediation and Enhancement 
Animal Food Supplement (needs Federal Approval) 
Soil Moisture Retention 

Home and Office 
Air Filters 
Book Covers 
Book Marks 
Water Filters 
Ceiling Tiles 
Computer Covers 
Drop Cloths 
Kitchen Waste Compost Bags 
Picture Matting 
Toilet Covers 
Wall Coverings 
Radiation Shields 

Biodegradable Bedpans 
Biodegradable Disposal Bags 
Biodegradable Kidney Dishes 
Biodegradable Urinals 
Gurney Liners 
Patient Gowns and Slippers 
Skin Wraps 
Surgical Attire (Mask and Caps) 
Underpads and Exam Table Paper 

Shipping Supplies 
Cubicle Dividers 
Edge Protectors 
Fiber Drums 
File Dividers 
In and Outboxes 
Notebook Covers 
Shipping Tubes 

Personal Use 
Biodegradable Urns 
Gift Wrap 
Sanitary Napkins 
Toilet Liners 

Bird Cage Liners 
Fish Tank Filters 
Pet Caskets 
Poop Bags 
Kitty Litter Liners 
Wee Wee Pads 

Car Insulation 
Casket Liners and Crypts 
Wall Insulation 
Carbon Black Replacement in Batteries 

Other Benefits Of Hemp and Hemp Biochar 

High Insulation Properties 
Air Decontamination 
Noise Reduction 
Low Electrostatic Charging of Air 
Conservation of Wood 
Increased Oxygen Production 
Reduction of Dust and Dust Mites 
Mold and Mildew Resistant 
Flame Retardant 
Restoration After Floods 
Humidity Regulation 
Odor Reduction 
Electromagnetic Radiation Shielding 
Radioactive Soil and Water Remediation 
Digestive Tract Health for Humans and Animals 

The above is not an exhaustive list, and more products are being researched every day. The good thing is that with whole Hemp plant processing, the list of products is not limited like it is with just CBD or medical and recreational Cannabis. What all this means is that these markets are not going to saturated for quite a while. If one segment does, there are plenty of other market options to utilize the raw materials that will be produced from the whole hemp plant processing thereby increasing the value of the raw materials produced. 

Cooperative whole hemp plant processing facilities are the best option for the future of hemp fiber and seed. Everyone needs Tier 1 processing to produce the raw materials for all industries. Low shared risk, high shared returns. The Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative (CHPC) is the forefront of this movement. We will be offering contracts to growers to protect them and as a Shareholder they will be a part of all excess revenue distributions. The Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative has that business model that is geared for the 21st Century.

Our goal is to have similar Cooperatives in all states and every Cooperative being a Shareholder in every other one. That way we are all collaborating and raising the tide for all boats by sharing best practices, SOPs, cultivars, machinery, sales and marketing of the raw materials we produce, and more. Excess Revenues Generated by the Cooperative will be distributed to all Shareholders in perpetuity and will provide a much larger and more long term return on investment than any short term loan. We have everything in place and just need the funds to make it happen. 

In putting all this together, we looked at all the viable business models. The Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative is legally organized as a Limited Cooperative Association (LCA). A template for LCAs was approved by the US Federal Government in 2008. Because Cooperatives are state specific, each state has to take that template and modify it for their particular statutes that govern Cooperatives. Colorado did this in 2012 but only a handful of states have approved this type of Cooperative. The biggest difference from an LCA and a more traditional Cooperative is that the LCA is allowed to have the more traditional Patron Shareholders, but is also allowed (unlike traditional Cooperatives) to have Investor Shareholders.

The advantages of the LCA are that the Patron Shareholders are protected in a couple of ways. Like other Cooperatives, every Shareholder gets one vote regardless of the number of shares that are owned. This protects Patron Shareholders from big money monopolies (e.g. Bayer/Monsanto) from coming in and trying to monopolize everything. In addition a minimum of 50% of any excess revenues distributed have to go to the Patron Shareholders regardless of how many Investor Shareholders are involved. The CHPC is organized so that currently Patron Shares are $100 and Investor Sharers are $1000. We kept the price of Patron Shares low on purpose in order to include as many growers and hemp product users as possible. Once we begin to make excess revenue distributions, we will adhere to the Statutory 50% of those revenues going to the Patron Shareholders, but the other 50% will go to the Investor Shareholders to repay their total Investment.

Once their Investment is repaid, their Investor Share(s) will revert to a Patron Share(s) (a 10% Return on Investment) and they will continue to share in the excess Revenue distributions along with the other Patron Shareholders in perpetuity. Again we felt this was the most equitable business model for all Shareholders and is the prototype model for all 21st Century Businesses that want to move away from the unsustainable competitive model of business of the 20th century and evolve into the more sustainable cooperative model that provides true trickle-down economics to Rural Planet Earth. 

Please consider becoming a Shareholder to help us make the Hemp Industry a true economic stimulus for all economically depressed areas. We are fortunate that we can revived the Hemp Industry that has been suppressed for over 80 years with 21st Century technology and business models, but we can do it alone. With low shared individual risks and high shared collective returns we can utilize the Hemp Industry for the Greatest and Highest Good. We can’t rely on governments or corporations to do this so it has to be done by WE The People! 

Thank you for your time and consideration. You can learn more and become a Shareholder at: COHPC.ORG 


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