Support Network

The California Hemp Alliance wants to provides a comprehensive picture, a directory of stakeholders of the heterogeneous hemp industry in California. In clearly structured profiles, companies and research facilities will present their fields of activities and references, their products, methods and services, their research and development focus and their innovations.

This directory will provide a network where investors can connect with entrepreneurs, research teams and other participants in the hemp value chain.

We are at the beginning of accumulating relevant information.

Currently we are an all volunteer organization with the goal to raise funds and hire an executive director to implement these goals and work on other activities as outlined on our About page.

In the meantime, if you would like to inquire about investment opportunities to support the California Hemp Alliance, please call our president, Beate Kirmse at +1 917 254 0553 or email her at

As a leader in sustainability California has a potentially huge market for industrial hemp products due to the sustainable and healthy properties of hemp.

E.g. the California Building Code (CalGreen Code) is the most stringent building code in the U.S.

Hemp as a building material would be a great option for green building (if it can be grown and processed in California and the CO2 footprint kept small).

California is already  home to the most businesses who manufacture and/or sell industrial and nutritional hemp in our nation and we create the biggest part of the total U.S. revenue, which was estimated by the Hemp Industry Association $581 Million in 2013.

Unfortunately all these companies have to import their raw materials or end products from Canada, China and Europe who don’t have any legal restrictions on growing hemp.

We could create jobs and revenue right here in California and not in foreign countries. It would not only benefit the current companies selling hemp products but it would spur research project and revenue for our universities and opportunities for our entrepreneurs.

How quickly a sustainable hemp industry can be developed locally is an open question. Research and Pilot programs will have to evaluate opportunities and overcome technology as well as policy challenges. Farmers, entrepreneurs, established businesses, investors, researchers and policy makers have to work as partners to create successful hemp value chains for California.