• May 22, 2020
  • by Duane Stjernholm
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19610083 – hemp seeds held by woman hands, shaping a heart

Hemp is possibly the most valuable plant on Earth, and has the potential to bring economic stimulus all of Rural Planet Earth … But that is up to WE The People!

               All Hemp is Cannabis, but not all Cannabis is Hemp … Why?… because of  arbitrary, absurd Statutes that define Hemp as Cannabis with a THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level of less than .3% in the United States and up to 1.0% in more enlightened countries.  Even with a psychoactive threshold of 25 milligrams, this 1% limit is not enough to make a person “high”.  Additionally, there are no documented cases of fatal overdoses with Hemp/Cannabis.   The primary reason this plant is made illegal was because it was a competitive threat to other industries in the 1930s and those industries had enough money and political clout to stifle their competition by making it illegal.

               Currently the majority of Hemp grown in the United States is utilized in the nascent CBD (cannabidiol) industry which has purported medical properties without the psychoactive effect of THC.  Ironically, studies have shown that all the cannabinoids actually work together for an “Entourage Effect” that increases their usefulness in treating many ailments.  Some researchers are even promulgating that many illnesses that we are currently experiencing in the 21st Century are a result of endocannabinoid system deficiencies in the human body.  Cannabis, animals, and humans have evolved together for millennia and it is only in the last 80 years that the cannabinoids have been taken out of the human diet because they have been taken out of the animal diet and human food chain by the same Statutes that made them illegal.

               Hemp, however, is much more than medicine and food.  It has the versatility to supply the raw materials for literally thousands of products.  Once grown properly, the hemp plant can be processed mechanically into four primary composite parts which are the seed, flower/leaves, and the stalks which are decorticated (separated) into the Bast (the outer bark fiber) and the Hurd (the inner pith fiber).  Additionally any residual biomass can be “cooked” by pyrolysis and turned into biochar (which we call CannaChar ™).   Here is a brief summary of the wide variety of products that can be produced from the different parts of the hemp plant:

Practical Uses of the Hemp Plant


            Seed for Replanting




                        Birdseed (Produces High Omega Oil Eggs)

                        Hemp Hearts

                        Hemp Milk

            Seed Cake

                        Animal Food  (needs Federal Approval)

                        Protein-rich Fiber

                        Hempseed Meal

            Hempseed Oil Foods

                        Salad Oil


                        Food Supplements (Omega Oils)


                        Cooking Oil

            Hempseed Oil Industrial Products

                        Oil Paints



                        Print Inks





                        Biodegradable Plastic Containers/Bottles

                        Biochar and Electricity from Hemp Seed Shells

            Personal Hygiene



                        Bath Gels





            CBD Oils

            Other Nutraceutical Oil Isolates

            Smokeable Hemp Flower

            Abrasive Chemicals and Lignin

            Salad Greens


            Bast Fibers

                        Industrial Textiles









                                    Agro-Fiber Composites & Molded Parts

                                    Brake/Clutch Linings

                                    Hemp Supercapacitors

                        Consumer Textiles







                                    Fine Fabrics

            Hurd Fibers

                        Building Materials


                                    Fiberglass Substitute

                                    Stucco and Mortar



                                    Framing Materials


                                    Hemp Geopolymers

Bast and Hurd Fibers

                        Mulch and Compost

                        Geoplastics for the Automobile Industry


                        Biodegradable Geoplastics for other Industries


                        Animal Bedding


                                    Printing Paper


                                    Fine/Specialty Paper


                                    Air Filter Paper

                                    Toilet Paper

                                    Tissue Paper

                                    Paper Towels

                                    Absorbent Oil Spill Remediation Materials

Hemp/Cannabis Biomass Waste

            Hemp Biochar (CannaChar™/HempChar™)

            Syngasses (can be filtered and compressed and used like propane)

            Excess Heat from Pyrolysis can be converted into Electricity

Hemp Biochar (CannaChar™/HempChar™)

            Food and Beverage Products

                        Bottle Labels


                        Coffee Cup Sleeves

                        Coffee Filters

                        Coffee Packaging

                        Cup Holders

                        Disposable Plates

                        Egg Cartons

                        Food Trays

                        Fruit Packaging



                        Sandwich Wrappers

                        To-Go Containers

                        Tea Bags

            Farm and Garden

                        Leaf Litter Bags

                        Plant Wraps

                        Seed blockers

                        Seed Tapes

                        Seedling Starter Pots

                        Sheet Mulch

                        Weed Barrier Cloth

                        Soil Remediation and Enhancement

                        Animal Food Supplement (needs Federal Approval)

                        Soil Moisture Retention

            Home and Office

                        Air Filters

                        Book Covers

                        Book Marks

                        Water Filters

                        Ceiling Tiles

                        Computer Covers

                        Drop Cloths



                        Kitchen Waste Compost Bags

                        Picture Matting

                        Toilet Covers

                        Wall Coverings

                        Radiation Shields



                        Biodegradable Bedpans

                        Biodegradable Disposal Bags

                        Biodegradable Kidney Dishes

                        Biodegradable Urinals

                        Gurney Liners

                        Patient Gowns and Slippers

                        Skin Wraps

                        Surgical Attire (Mask and Caps)

                        Underpads and Exam Table Paper

            Shipping Supplies




                        Cubicle Dividers

                        Edge Protectors


                        Fiber Drums

                        File Dividers


                        In and Outboxes

                        Notebook Covers

                        Shipping Tubes

            Personal Use

                        Biodegradable Urns

                        Gift Wrap

                        Sanitary Napkins

                        Toilet Liners


                        Bird Cage Liners

                        Fish Tank Filters

                        Pet Caskets

                        Poop Bags

                        Kitty Litter Liners

                        Wee Wee Pads


                        Car Insulation


                        Casket Liners and Crypts


                        Wall Insulation

                        Carbon Black Replacement in Batteries

Other Benefits Of Hemp and Hemp Biochar

                        High Insulation Properties

                        Air Decontamination

                        Noise Reduction

                        Low Electrostatic Charging of Air

                        Conservation of Wood

                        Increased Oxygen Production

                        Reduction of Dust and Dust Mites



                        Mold and Mildew Resistant

                        Flame Retardant

                        Restoration After Floods

                        Humidity Regulation

                        Odor Reduction

                        Electromagnetic Radiation Shielding

                        Radioactive Soil and Water Remediation

                        Digestive Tract Health for Humans and Animals

            The above is not an exhaustive list, and more products are being researched every day.  The good thing is that with whole Hemp plant processing, the list of products is not limited like it is with just CBD or medical and recreational Cannabis.  What all this means is that these markets are not going to saturated for quite a while. If one segment does, there are plenty of other market options to utilize the raw materials that will be produced from the whole hemp plant processing  thereby  increasing the value of the raw materials produced.

            Cooperative whole hemp plant processing facilities are the best option for the future of hemp fiber and seed. Everyone needs Tier 1 processing to produce the raw materials for all industries. Low shared risk, high shared returns. The Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative (CHPC)  is the forefront of this movement.  We will be offering contracts to growers to protect them and as a Shareholder they will be a part of all excess revenue distributions.  The Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative has that business model that is geared for the 21st Century.  Our goal is to have similar Cooperatives in all states and every Cooperative being a Shareholder in every other one. That way we are all collaborating and raising the tide for all boats by sharing best practices, SOPs, cultivars, machinery, sales and marketing of the raw materials we produce, and more.  Excess Revenues Generated by the Cooperative will be distributed to all Shareholders in perpetuity  and will provide a much larger and more long term return on investment than any short term loan.  We have everything in place and just need the funds to make it happen. 

            In putting all this together, we looked at all the viable business models.  The Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative is legally organized as a Limited Cooperative Association (LCA).  A template for LCAs was approved by the US Federal Government in 2008.  Because Cooperatives are state specific, each state has to take that template and modify it for their particular statutes that govern Cooperatives.  Colorado did this in 2012 but only a handful of states have approved this type of Cooperative.  The biggest difference from an LCA and a more traditional Cooperative is that the LCA is allowed to have the more traditional Patron Shareholders, but is also allowed (unlike traditional Cooperatives) to have Investor Shareholders.  The advantages of the LCA are that the Patron Shareholders are protected in a couple of ways.  Like other Cooperatives, every Shareholder gets one vote regardless of the number of shares that are owned.  This protects Patron Shareholders from big money monopolies (e.g. Bayer/Monsanto) from coming in and trying to monopolize everything.  In addition a minimum of 50% of any excess revenues distributed have to go to the Patron Shareholders regardless of how many Investor Shareholders are involved.  The CHPC is organized so that currently Patron Shares are $100 and Investor Sharers are $1000.  We kept the price of Patron Shares low on purpose in order to include as many growers and hemp product users as possible.  Once we begin to make excess revenue distributions, we will adhere to the Statutory  50% of those revenues going to the Patron Shareholders, but the other 50% will go to the Investor Shareholders to repay their total Investment.  Once their Investment is repaid, their Investor Share(s) will revert to a Patron Share(s) (a 10% Return on Investment) and they will continue to share in the excess Revenue distributions along with the other Patron Shareholders in perpetuity.  Again we felt this was the most equitable business model for all Shareholders and is the prototype model for all 21st Century Businesses that want to move away from the unsustainable competitive model of business of the 20th century  and evolve into the more sustainable cooperative model that provides true trickle-down economics to Rural Planet Earth.

     To help us on this Mission to create for the Greatest and Highest Good, we need your Help.  The Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative (CHPC) was formed to bring Economic Stimulus to Rural America and we need your help to get it done.  The CHPC is a true Cooperative organized as a Limited Cooperative Association, the 21st Century version of the more traditional Cooperative.  We are on the forefront of changing the current negative competitive mindset to a positive mindset of Cooperation  and Collaboration. The current competitive mindset has glaringly shown us that it is not sustainable.  If it was, we wouldn’t have all these pollutants in our air, our soil, our water, our clothing and our food.  The Collaborative mindset is sustainable but we need to unite and make it happen together.  We’re not asking anyone to do it alone, but you can join us and make it happen together by becoming a CHPC Shareholder at COHPC.ORG.  Patron Shares are only $100 and we need thousands of you to join us to do the work that needs to be done to Co-Create our planet into the Edenic Utopia it has the potential to be. Thank you for your Collaboration and Support!♥  Please help us make the Hemp Industry a true economic stimulus for all economically depressed areas.  We are fortunate that we can revived the Hemp Industry that has been suppressed for over 80 years with 21st Century technology and business models. With low shared individual risks and  high shared collective returns we can utilize the Hemp Industry for the Greatest and Highest Good.   We can’t rely on governments or corporations to do this so it has to be done by WE The People!

 Thank you for your time and consideration. You can learn more and become a Shareholder at:



© Copyright 2020

Compiled and Written By:

Duane Stjernholm

Co-Founder and Operator

Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative


[email protected]


Duane Stjernholm

Biography - Duane Stjernholm

Duane D. Stjernholm was born in La Junta, Colorado, a small town in the southeastern corner of the state. Raised in nearby Cheraw, an even smaller town, he graduated Co-Valedictorian from Cheraw High School and continued his education at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, earning a B.S. Degree in Psychology. Growing up in a small, rural town with relatives in both farming and ranching, Duane has done about every job on farms and ranches from tractor driving to branding cattle. Realizing what physically hard work is involved with farming and ranching he looked at other opportunities. Seeking to explore the world in search of adventure, he joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in the Philippines working in Rice Irrigation Water Management in the Province of Pampanga, and subsequently teaching Introductory Social Sciences at the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna.
Recovering from “Reverse Culture Shock” upon his return to Colorado, he attended the Iliff School of Theology in Denver earning a Master of Arts in Religion Degree, specializing in Religious Philosophy and Metaphysics. Soon after graduation from Iliff he was fortunate to attend a live speech by the renown World Citizen and Inventor, R. Buckmaster Fuller, who inspired him on his current 35 year Mission of changing the prevalent mind-set of humanity from competition to cooperation and collaboration in order to Co-Create the Greatest and Highest Good for all Earth Citizens. To that end he founded the unprecedented Member organization, the United Earth Ecclesia.
To support and further his Mission he has worked in a number of hospitality and service oriented positions culminating in his last positions as Production Administrator at the nationwide non-profit, Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic). He has published two books and launched United Earth Ecclesia website, ExLo.org, dedicated to the Co-Creation of the Greatest and highest Good for all Earth Citizens.
Returning to La Junta after a 40 year absence to be closer to relatives and out of the big city, Duane realized the need for hemp processing facilities in the Arkansas Valley and beyond for the rapidly expanding hemp industry in Colorado. He responded to the "find a need and fill it" adage, and as a result he and his Co-Founder have established the Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative (COHPC.ORG) to fill that need.

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