Custom Hemp Solutions is owned and operated by passionate advocates who are dedicated to showing the world what hemp can do
Custom Hemp Solutions was founded in 2020 by Sam McBee. Sam is a lifelong hemp advocate who’s been using hemp and tracking the industry since 2008.
Recognizing that cannabis prohibition was hemp’s number one obstacle, Sam moved to Washington, DC in 2011 to study political science and help legalize cannabis. After more than a decade of advocacy, Sam finally decided to bring his passion and expertise into the world of business where he believes he can help more people discover hemp’s true potential.
Custom Hemp Solutions is the natural outgrowth of Sam’s never-ending search for the absolute best hemp products the world has to offer and his lifelong commitment to helping rebuild the hemp industry.
Custom Hemp’s mission is to show the world what hemp can do. This means we focus on continually raising the bar for the hemp industry while empowering our clients to reach and exceed their goals for quality, performance, and sustainability. It also means that, along with providing excellent products, we’re committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction on every single job.
Our mission is vital because hemp has the highest potential to demonstrate to the world that a sustainable way of life is within reach. Once we demonstrate what’s possible with hemp, we are confident the world will respond by finding even more ways to thrive on this planet for generations to come.
At Custom Hemp, we envision hemp leading the way to a sustainable future. We believe hemp is uniquely positioned to catalyze a global transition to eco-friendly resources and that right now is the time to focus all efforts on developing this re-emerging industry both at home and abroad.
We believe hemp will be the replacement of choice for many of the most destructive goods and materials we use today and that innovation with hemp will create new possibilities for a sustainable way of life.
Finally, we believe hemp will demonstrate that we don’t need to make drastic sacrifices in order to live more sustainably. We just need to use more hemp.
What drives our passion for hemp?
Of all the sustainable alternatives on the market, hemp has the highest likelihood of being adopted by the masses and creating lasting positive impacts on the planet. This is because hemp products, particularly when it comes to paper and apparel, tend to be both higher quality and more sustainable than products made with conventional materials. Hemp also produces more goods with fewer inputs so, in theory, it should be cheaper, too.
The only problem is that governments around the world prohibited hemp farming for decades and, not surprisingly, the industry barely survived. But now that legal restrictions on hemp have relaxed a bit, consumers finally have access to a rapidly growing range of hemp-based alternatives to tree-based paper, cotton clothing, and petroleum-derived plastics (just to name a few of hemp’s more notable capabilities). We still have some work to do leveling the playing field in terms of laws and regulations, but in the meantime, enough hemp products are available to start making a real difference right now.
Supporting the hemp industry (and not just CBD) at this stage is absolutely critical if we want hemp to be a part of the sustainability solution. And, why wouldn’t we? Custom Hemp Solutions is committed to helping businesses and consumers more easily access the best hemp products so together we can show the world that we don’t need to drastically change our lifestyles or consumption habits in order to save the planet.
We just need to use more hemp.
We don't sell what we can do with cannabis.
We sell what the world can do with cannabis.
Custom Hemp founder Sam McBee at the 2019 Global Climate March in Washington, DC
About the Founder
Custom Hemp Solutions was founded in 2020 by Sam McBee. Before launching his business, Sam spent 7 years advocating for cannabis legalization in Washington, DC and studying the inner-workings of American politics.
While attending American University for his bachelor’s degree, Sam focused his coursework on topics related to cannabis policy and he founded his own student hemp advocacy group. In 2014, Sam helped legalize marijuana in DC as part of the Yes on 71 Campaign and he remained involved in cannabis policy for several years after graduating in 2015.
After more than a decade of advocacy, Sam decided to bring his passion for hemp into the world of business in 2018. He started his first official brand, Potography, as a vehicle for learning graphic design, digital marketing, and the print business and, in the process, he discovered a newfound passion for print and digital media.
After experiencing how difficult it was finding hemp-based print and apparel products for Potography, Sam decided to launch his own hemp-based merchandising service and Custom Hemp Solutions was born.
Today, Sam lives his dream of helping as many people switch to hemp as he possibly can. When he’s not helping businesses switch to hemp, Sam enjoys attending live music events and exploring new places.