There has been a surge of interest and growth in the hemp industry in recent years, and as a result, many influencers have emerged. Here are a few:
A well-known hemp activist, entrepreneur, and educator, Joy Beckerman has been working in the hemp industry for more than two decades. She is the President of the Hemp Industries Association and has played a significant role in the legalization of hemp in the US. In addition to being the founder of Hemp Ace International, Beckerman advises clients on hemp-related matters, including regulatory compliance, product development, and marketing.
Over 1,000 subscribers subscribe to Joy Beckerman’s YouTube channel “JoyBeckerman420” where she shares interviews, talks, and educational content related to the hemp industry.
Dr. Ethan Russo
Dr. Ethan Russo: Dr. Russo is a prominent figure in the cannabis and hemp industries. He is a neurologist and psychopharmacologist who has written numerous scientific papers on the therapeutic properties of cannabis and hemp. Besides his involvement in the development of cannabis and hemp-based pharmaceuticals, Russo is also a highly sought-after conference and event speaker.
He has appeared on several podcasts and webinars related to the cannabis and hemp industries, including The Cannabis Science Podcast, The Medical Pot Guide, and Cannabis and Hemp Insider.
In addition to being a professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam is also known as the “father of cannabis research.” He isolated THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, for the first time in history. In addition to developing the endocannabinoid system, which interacts with cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, Mechoulam is also credited with discovering it.
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam has given numerous talks and lectures on the therapeutic properties of cannabis and hemp. His lectures are available on YouTube, and he has also appeared on several podcasts and webinars. Green Flower Media, Leafly, and Cannabis Health Radio have all featured his content.
Known for advocating the use of cannabis oil for medical purposes, Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana activist. In his claims that he has cured cancer and other illnesses with a high-THC cannabis oil, he calls it Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). As a result of Simpson’s advocacy, cannabis and hemp are now recognized for their potential therapeutic benefits.
Some of the channels that have featured his content include Cannabis Health Radio, TruthSeekah, and The Sacred Plant, which do not have an official YouTube channel.
A young girl named Charlotte Figi suffered from a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome as a child. Her parents found out that a high-CBD, low-THC hemp extract could help to reduce her seizures, and her story helped to spread the word about the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD. A popular brand of CBD products is Charlotte’s Web, named after her hemp extract.
Even though Charlotte Figi passed away in 2020, her story and legacy continue to inspire cannabis and hemp enthusiasts. The Stanley Brothers, the creators of Charlotte’s Web hemp extract, have a YouTube channel where they share educational content related to CBD and the hemp industry. The channel is called “CW Hemp” and has over 7,000 subscribers.
For many years, Martin Lee has been involved in the cannabis and hemp industries as an author, journalist, and activist. In addition to Project CBD, a website he founded to provide information on CBD’s therapeutic properties, he is the founder of Project CBD. One of the most comprehensive books on the history of cannabis is Lee’s “Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific.”
Founder Martin Lee runs Project CBD, which has a YouTube channel called “ProjectCBD” that shares educational content related to CBD’s therapeutic properties.
Influencers in the hemp and cannabis industries have played significant roles in advancing these industries, and they continue to be important voices.