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INVESTING IN HEMP
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MiracleVentures.com
Sean@MiracleVentures.com
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Sean Murphy
Managing Partner
The Maya said the end of their Long
Count Calendar was not the “end of the
world” but the end of a cycle, and marks
the be...
The Golden Seed
How I Got Into Hemp
Bruce Perlowin	

!
“The King of Pot”	

&	

CEO of Hemp, Inc (HEMP)
• Because there is no commercial industrial hemp production in the United States, the U.S.
market is largely dependent on ...
A Slow & Steady Rise
• Approximately 30 countries in Europe,Asia, and North and South America currently permit farmers to grow hemp. 	

!
• Chi...
What’s Holding 	

Hemp Back as an Investment?
!
• Legislation (Support S. 134 & H.R. 525!)	

• Challenges with seed qualit...
Other Challenges!
!
• Pesticides - There are not any pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.)
currently reg...
Hemp as a 	

Sustainable/LOHAS Investment
Remember…Big Returns Have Small Beginnings
Sustainable Investing
• Describes an estimated $290 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services.	

!
• Approximately 13-19% percent of the a...
Investing in Hemp	

Let’s take a little ride in our hemp Lotus 	

through the eight hemp investment sectors.
1. Behold! Hemp Seed.
Oh Crikey… 	

Did someone say GMO!?
Genetics Assisted
!
Using sequencing data to
identify desired traits, then
choosing th...
1. Farmers buy Seeds!	

Over $50 Billion annually in the US alone.
Is there a Seed Market?	

2. Large agriculture companie...
One Acre of Hemp
•Grain sale price:
Conventional ~.80/lb
Organic ~1.40/lb	

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•Seeds cost/acre: ~ $130
(30 lbs at $4.30/lb...
2. Cultivation & Farming
• Wheat and corn can produce around 8.5 tons of material per hectare, per year. Hemp
produces 25 tons.	

• Oil palm takes ...
Industrial Processing
“In-Field” Processing
1. Reaping	

2. Sorting/Building the stalks	

3. Drying the stalks	

4. Separating the hemp bast fibe...
4. Fiber & Materials
Hemp as Fiber
• Cotton Fibers = 1 - 2 mm vs. Hemp Fibers = 4 - 5 meters	

!
• Stronger than cotton and was the original ma...
Hemp as Construction Material
• Hemp fibers mixed with some bonding agent will create Hempcrete.
!
• Hemcrete is a buildin...
• Conventional plastics are petroleum based product (i.e. not a sustainable source)
!
• Conventional plastics take more th...
Hemp as Anti-Microbial
Hemp fabric was tested against two bacteria strains, Staphylococcus Aureus (staph) and Klebsiella P...
5.Technology & Energy
!
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“Hemp bast is a nanocomposite made up of layers of lignin, hemicellulose, and crystalline cellul...
Hemp as BioFuel
Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp
gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED
FROM HEMP!...
6. Consumer Products
Hemp as Paper
• Hemp paper found 200 years before Cai Lun (the inventor of paper) (50-121 AD) started
standardizing the pa...
7. Food
• Hemp seed oil contains 80% Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) e.g. Omega 3 - 6	

!
• Hemp protein contains all 21 known...
8. Medicine
Hemp as a Soil & Water Purifier
• Hemp has a natural and unique ability to detoxify the land it is planted on.	

!
• It can...
Hemp:ATrue Impact Investment
• Environment	

• Jobs	

• Sustainability	

• Economic Development	

!
The Impact Investor Qu...
“Africa's Most Successful Women: Divine Ndhlukula”
There Be Healthcare Dragons
Palliative & End of Life Care
The Problem
Opiate Abuse, Dependency and Over Sedation	

Morphine, Heroine, Codeine, Oxycodo...
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sean@MiracleVentures.com
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- - HELP THE PL...
Investing in Hemp - 1st Edition
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Learn about hemp investments and the early stage investment verticals and categories where companies and products are emerging in the United States hemp industry.

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  1. 1. INVESTING IN HEMP ! MiracleVentures.com Sean@MiracleVentures.com ! Sean Murphy Managing Partner
  2. 2. The Maya said the end of their Long Count Calendar was not the “end of the world” but the end of a cycle, and marks the beginning of a new time on Earth. ! They said in the beginning of this new cycle we would see the rise of the Feminine on Earth. ! It is a time to re-establish our connection with the Earth and to open our hearts to the wisdom of the feminine in order to restore a balance between male and female energies. ! There is a plant that is leading this global transformation back to Gaia. ! And this plant grows from what mystics and warriors alike have called… !
  3. 3. The Golden Seed
  4. 4. How I Got Into Hemp
  5. 5. Bruce Perlowin ! “The King of Pot” & CEO of Hemp, Inc (HEMP)
  6. 6. • Because there is no commercial industrial hemp production in the United States, the U.S. market is largely dependent on imports. ! • The total U.S. retail value of hemp products in 2013 was nearly $582 million, which includes food and body products, clothing, auto parts, building materials and other products. ! • Of this, the value of hemp-based food, supplements, and body care sales in the United States is about $156 million to $171 million annually. ! • Previous reports about the size of the U.S. market for hemp clothing and textiles is estimated at about $100 million annually. Source: Hemp Industries Association (HIA) Where We AreToday
  7. 7. A Slow & Steady Rise
  8. 8. • Approximately 30 countries in Europe,Asia, and North and South America currently permit farmers to grow hemp. ! • China is among the largest producing and exporting countries of hemp textiles and related products, as well as a major supplier of these products to the United States.The European Union has an active hemp market, with production in most member nations. Production is centered in France, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Hungary. ! • Acreage in hemp cultivation worldwide has been mostly flat to decreasing, reported at about 200,000 acres globally in 2011.Although variable year-to-year, global production has increased overall from about 250 million pounds in 1999 to more than 380 million pounds in 2011, mostly due to increasing production of hemp seed. Upward trends in global hemp seed production roughly track similar upward trends in U.S. imports of hemp seed and oil, mostly for use in hemp-based foods, supplements, and body care products. Hemp Around the World
  9. 9. What’s Holding Hemp Back as an Investment? ! • Legislation (Support S. 134 & H.R. 525!) • Challenges with seed quality and availability • Cultivation can be labor intensive • Industrial processing infrastructure is outdated and relatively nonexistent • There is poor consumer and investor education about: - Difference between “Marijuana” and “Hemp” - Hemp’s versatility as a cash crop - Hemp as a LOHAS and impact investment
  10. 10. Other Challenges! ! • Pesticides - There are not any pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.) currently registered for use on Cannabis spp. (Industrial Hemp and marijuana) due to the predominant federal nature of pesticide regulation.The CDA is putting together a list of pesticides that could be used on Cannabis spp. and not constitute a violation of pesticide labeling or other federal and state pesticide laws and regulations.  This list will be extremely limited. ! • Federal farm programs such as crop insurance, farm loans and conservation reserve may be jeopardized if industrial hemp is planted; these programs are managed by USDA a Federal Agency.   ! • Banking – banks including state-chartered banks may be reluctant to provide services to Cannabis growers for fear of being prosecuted for federal laws and regulations violations. ! • Processing - Industrial hemp must be processed prior to shipment out of Colorado. Colorado’s industrial hemp rules state that industrial hemp producers must provide documentation of in state processing as part of registration.
  11. 11. Hemp as a Sustainable/LOHAS Investment Remember…Big Returns Have Small Beginnings
  12. 12. Sustainable Investing
  13. 13. • Describes an estimated $290 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services. ! • Approximately 13-19% percent of the adults in the U.S. are currently considered LOHAS Consumers. ! • Research shows that one in four adult Americans is part of this group— nearly 41 million people. ! • Their power as a consumer market remains virtually untapped.
  14. 14. Investing in Hemp Let’s take a little ride in our hemp Lotus through the eight hemp investment sectors.
  15. 15. 1. Behold! Hemp Seed.
  16. 16. Oh Crikey… Did someone say GMO!? Genetics Assisted ! Using sequencing data to identify desired traits, then choosing the plants displaying those traits to breed traditionally, via pollination. Genetically Modified ! Implanting another species into a plant’s DNA to deliver the desired trait. ! ! vs.
  17. 17. 1. Farmers buy Seeds! Over $50 Billion annually in the US alone. Is there a Seed Market? 2. Large agriculture companies buy traits, license seed from private breeders, or acquire companies—averaging $88 Billion annually.
  18. 18. One Acre of Hemp •Grain sale price: Conventional ~.80/lb Organic ~1.40/lb ! •Seeds cost/acre: ~ $130 (30 lbs at $4.30/lb) ! •Yield: 800-1500 lbs grain 100-1500 lbs fiber 500-1500 lbs flower ! •Conventional commercial farmer profit per acre: $200-$350/acre
  19. 19. 2. Cultivation & Farming
  20. 20. • Wheat and corn can produce around 8.5 tons of material per hectare, per year. Hemp produces 25 tons. • Oil palm takes 5 years before it fruits.Wood tree takes 10-20 years to mature. Hemp matures in 4 months, so it can be harvested 2-3 times a year. • Usable fibers from 1 acre of hemp equals the usable fibers from 4 acres of wood and 2 acres of cotton.According to the UDA, one acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4. 1 acres of trees (Dewey & Merrill. Bulletin #404 USDA). • Hemp is naturally a hardy plant. It’s pest resistance and needs little to no pesticide to cultivate. • Hemp uses less than half the water it takes to grow cotton. Hemp vs. the Other Guys Cotton Wheat Corn Lumber Oil Palm
  21. 21. Industrial Processing
  22. 22. “In-Field” Processing 1. Reaping 2. Sorting/Building the stalks 3. Drying the stalks 4. Separating the hemp bast fiber froth woody core 5. Hemp-breaking
  23. 23. 4. Fiber & Materials
  24. 24. Hemp as Fiber • Cotton Fibers = 1 - 2 mm vs. Hemp Fibers = 4 - 5 meters ! • Stronger than cotton and was the original material for Levis Strauss jeans. ! • Softer, warmer, and more water resistant than cotton. ! • High insulation factor. Keeps you cool on warm days, and keeps you warm on cold nights.
  25. 25. Hemp as Construction Material • Hemp fibers mixed with some bonding agent will create Hempcrete. ! • Hemcrete is a building bricks, lighter than normal building bricks. ! • Hemcrete is fire retardant. ! • 1 cubic meter of Hemcrete wall will absorb 165kg of Co2 overtime. ! • Hemp fibers can also be turned into wall insulations.
  26. 26. • Conventional plastics are petroleum based product (i.e. not a sustainable source) ! • Conventional plastics take more than 100 years to barely decompose and release harmful gasses. ! • Hemp plastics are bio-degradable, and do not release any harmful substance. ! • Hemp plastics are plant based and are sustainable. Cellulose is one of the most abundant organic compounds under the sun, and the hemp plant contains 75% cellulose. Hemp as Plastic Replacement
  27. 27. Hemp as Anti-Microbial Hemp fabric was tested against two bacteria strains, Staphylococcus Aureus (staph) and Klebsiella Pneumoniae (pneumonia). The fabric tested was a hemp blend, 60% hemp and 40% rayon. The staph test sample was already 98.5% bacteria free during the first measurement of the testing, while the pneumonia fabric sample was 65.1% bacteria free. “It is estimated that each year 2 million Americans become infected during hospital stays, and at least 90,000 of them die. MRSA (an antibiotic resistant strain of staph) is a leading cause of hospital-borne infections.” One of the most important recent discoveries is hemp’s ability to kill surface bacteria, while cotton, polyester, and polyethelene allow it to remain on surfaces for up to months at a time.
  28. 28. 5.Technology & Energy ! ! “Hemp bast is a nanocomposite made up of layers of lignin, hemicellulose, and crystalline cellulose. If you process it the right way, it separates into nanosheets similar to graphene.” ~David Mitlin, Ph.D
  29. 29. Hemp as BioFuel Henry Ford's first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! ! ! • Hemp fuel burns cleans. Hemp has 4 times the bio mass and 8 times the methanol potential, compared to the current main bio mass fuel, corn. ! • If hemp was planted on just 6% of the continental America, it can sustainably supply the demand for gas and fuel, for the whole country.
  30. 30. 6. Consumer Products
  31. 31. Hemp as Paper • Hemp paper found 200 years before Cai Lun (the inventor of paper) (50-121 AD) started standardizing the paper making process. ! • Hemp paper lasts longer and is more durable than conventional wood pulp papers. ! • Trees for paper takes 10-20 years to mature. Hemp for paper takes 4 months to mature.
  32. 32. 7. Food • Hemp seed oil contains 80% Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) e.g. Omega 3 - 6 ! • Hemp protein contains all 21 known amino acids, including 9 that an adult body cannot naturally produce. ! • Hemp protein is a complete protein, and easily absorbable.
  33. 33. 8. Medicine
  34. 34. Hemp as a Soil & Water Purifier • Hemp has a natural and unique ability to detoxify the land it is planted on. ! • It can absorb leftover phosphorous on farm land, after the use of poultry fertilizers. ! • It can also absorb other harmful substances. ! • Currently hemp is being planted in Chernobyl, Russia. ! • The Japan government should consider hemp for the Fukushima incident.
  35. 35. Hemp:ATrue Impact Investment • Environment • Jobs • Sustainability • Economic Development ! The Impact Investor Question: Do you target higher profit margins with consumer products or invest in lower profit margin businesses with a higher impact (e.g. seed development, cultivation and industrial processing)?
  36. 36. “Africa's Most Successful Women: Divine Ndhlukula”
  37. 37. There Be Healthcare Dragons
  38. 38. Palliative & End of Life Care The Problem Opiate Abuse, Dependency and Over Sedation Morphine, Heroine, Codeine, Oxycodone, Hyrdocone The Solution Alternative and Complimentary applications of Cannabinoid based products Cannabidiol (CBD) Cannabigerol (CBG)Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  39. 39. ! MiracleVentures.com sean@MiracleVentures.com INVESTING IN HEMP TO… - - FEED THE HUNGRY - - HEAL THE SICK - - HELP THE PLANET - - MAKE A GLOBAL IMPACT! ! Sean Murphy Managing Partner

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