5 Hemp Products Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Start A Hemp Products Business

As the hemp industry continues to grow, so does the demand for hemp products. The time is right to start a hemp products business.

Hemp is a versatile and sustainable crop, and with the rising popularity of hemp products, it's a great opportunity to start your very own hemp products business.

You can choose from a wide range of products including clothing, cosmetics, food products such as oil and flour, and even building materials for homes and other structures like fences or barns.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a hemp products business:

1. Plain Jane ($3.3M/year)

Plain Jane, the ultra smooth and low odor Hemp CBD flower and cigarette company, was started by college roommates Evan and Duane. The idea came from their desire to create less smelly weed products that don't cause coughing. Within 5 months of starting to sell, the company is generating over $20K a month in sales and has customers in 47 states and 12 retail locations.

How much they make: $3.3M/year
Where they're located: Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada
Current team size: 16


2. Elixinol Global ($9.6M/year)

In the early 90s, the founder learned about the nutritional benefits of hemp seeds while traveling in Canada. This led to the idea of starting a hemp foods business in the UK, which eventually expanded into multiple ventures in the hemp industry. After many years of hard work and perseverance, the founder's businesses were merged under Elixinol Global, a publicly traded company that recently raised $120 million in funding.

How much they make: $9.6M/year
Where they're located: Sydney
How much did it cost to start: $1M
Current team size: 35


So... can you actually make money with a hemp products business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

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3. Stello ($36K/year)

Brandon Nolte, co-founder of Stello, came up with the idea after building a successful CBD business. Seeing the need for a unique product in the CBD space, he decided to create stress diffusing mints. With the help of a product development company and a branding agency, Stello was brought to life. Despite limitations in marketing due to restrictions on platforms like Google and Facebook, Nolte is focused on attracting more customers and improving the product and customer experience.

How much they make: $36K/year
Where they're located: Sacramento, CA, USA
How much did it cost to start: $350K
Current team size: 0


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