Founder’s Hemp ExpandsProduct Distribution Nationwide
Founder’s Hemp, a North Carolina company formed in 2014, has partnered with Mr. Checkout to offer its hemp-based products to consumers nationwide through the industry’s largest group of independent distributors.
“We are excited about our partnership with Mr. Checkout,” said Bob Crumley, founder and CEO of Founder’s Hemp. “Working together we will expand the benefits of industrial hemp-based products to distributors and consumers across the country.”
Mr. Checkout has a network of more than 50,000 independent grocery stores, convenience stores and travel centers across the country. Products are shipped from more than 1,100 distributors nationwide.
The Founder’s Hemp product line includes a variety of hemp extract capsules, tinctures and gelcaps, along with honey sticks, toasted seeds and hemp hearts. Health and beauty hemp-based products include body lotion, lip balm, salve, and body oil spray.
The products are marketed under the Historically Healthy(TM) , Hemp Symmetry(TM), Historical Remedy(TM), Hemp Excellence(TM) and Howlin Hemp(TM) brands.
Founder’s Hemp products originate from a new FDA-registered facility in North Carolina. Each Founder’s Hemp product undergoes strict quality control measures to ensure product safety and compliance with federal regulations.
Founder’s Hemp was established by Crumley, an attorney from Asheboro, North Carolina. Crumley has been on the forefront of the movement to reintroduce hemp into the United States. Historically, hemp has been grown for the benefits of its oil and seeds in addition to its strength and versatility for paper, fabric, rope and other products. In the United States, the Founding Fathers farmed hemp. The first draft of the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper and the first American flag was woven from hemp cloth.
In fact, ancient civilizations grew and used hemp in a wide variety of products including paper, canvas, rope, medicine and textiles. At one point more than 80 percent of those and other useful items were made from hemp.
Even though hemp only contains a minute amount of THC and cannot get you high, Congress banned domestic production prior to World War II. The ban was lifted because hemp was desperately needed for the War effort. The ban was later reinstated but in recent years importing hemp-based products from other countries has been allowed.
The 2014 Federal Farm Bill revoked the ban for state-approved programs and Crumley set to work drafting legislation enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly to reintroduce hemp farming to the State. He started Founder’s Hemp as a vertically integrated company, partnering with contract farmers to grow industrial hemp.
Founder’s Hemp products crossover various retail outlets from the medical field to health food stores, convenience stores, supermarkets and more. The initial focus as a leader in the reintroduction of hemp came primarily from the company’s desire to offer a helpful product for those in need. As the industry matures great promise is being seen both for the farmers and for those using the products.