Hemp: An Investment Opportunity

by Michael Brown

Commonly mistaken for marijuana, hemp has long been criticized. In that they belong to the same plant family, they are related - they however are not the same. Unlike marijuana, hemp is non-pyschoactive. It contains all of the healing properties of medical marijuana, won’t get the consumer high, and is legal in all 50 states. 


Investing in hemp should not be considered the same as investing in cannabis. They simply do not possess the same risk profile. To shorthand the punchline, hemp has more uses than cannabis, and most importantly it is federally bankable (think FDIC vs. whatever is not FDIC). 

Hemp can be used in the production of food, clothing, fuel and building materials. Partially because of those uses, hemp was removed from the Federal Government’s list of controlled substances in 2018. This removal has opened new opportunities for the hemp industry in the sense that hemp can now be supported by agricultural grants and is bankable. Being a versatile crop allows for a wide variety of investments. 

There are many that will argue that due to the significantly higher price points of Cannabis, hemp is less valuable. They are wrong, especially from the consumer side of the equation where this argument originates. Think of it this way/ (at least this is how we at Etenel Hemp think of it) which sells more in the liquor industry – spirits/hard alcohol or beer/wine?

It’s beer and wine, by far. And while you are digesting that, consider which options are priced higher, on average? It’s spirits. It however is still a fraction of beer and wine sales.

In our view hemp is the beer and wine of the consumer goods market. Hemp oils, edibles or Eternel Hemp's Smokable Flower, will provide a wider-range of comfort for a larger universe of customers.  

Hemp is also less restricted by the exorbitant taxes, license fees, and hindering differences in marijuna laws across state lines. We can expand and sell freely within the country. Despite all of that, indoor grown hemp is a far less crowded market than cannabis. We’re not complaining. 

Photo of an early 20th century US Federal Reserve Note. This photo will serve as a valuable asset to those interested in hemp’s past–and its future! “The back was designed by Clair Aubrey Huston; Farming, a scene in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania, was engraved by Marcus W Baldwin; Industry, a mill in Joliet, Illinois, was engraved by HL Chorlton. The first day of issue was November 16, 1914.”

Words to live by as an investor "The risk is in the niche." Come grow with us.

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