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Sectors within the hemp industry

The global hemp industry can be divided into several sectors and segments, each with its own unique set of products, applications, and markets.

Hemp Fiber Sector

The hemp fiber sector includes the cultivation, processing, and production of hemp fibers for various applications. Hemp fibers are strong, durable, and absorbent, and they can be used to make a wide variety of products, including:

  • Textiles: Hemp fibers can be spun into yarn and used to make a variety of textile products, such as clothing, yarns, and household textiles.
  • Paper: Hemp fibers can be used to make paper that is strong, durable, and environmentally friendly.
  • Building materials: Hemp fibers can be used to make insulation, panels, and bricks.
  • Biocomposites: Hemp fibers can be combined with other materials, such as plastics and wood, to create strong and lightweight composites.

Hemp Seed Sector

The hemp seed sector includes the cultivation, processing, and production of hemp seeds for various applications. Hemp seeds are a nutritious and versatile food source, and they can also be used to make a variety of other products, including:

  • Food: Hemp seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They can be eaten raw, cooked, or used in a variety of recipes.
  • Oil: Hemp oil is extracted from hemp seeds and can be used in cooking, cosmetics, and industrial applications.
  • Protein powder: Hemp protein powder is a concentrated source of protein that can be used in smoothies, shakes, and other foods.
  • Pet food: Hemp seeds can be used to make a nutritious and healthy pet food.

Hemp Oil Sector

The hemp oil sector includes the cultivation, processing, and production of hemp oil for various applications. Hemp oil is extracted from hemp seeds and has a number of potential uses, including:

  • Cooking: Hemp oil has a mild flavor and can be used as a substitute for other cooking oils.
  • Cosmetics: Hemp oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and can be used in skin care products, hair care products, and other cosmetics.
  • Industrial applications: Hemp oil can be used in industrial applications, such as lubricants, plastics, and biodiesel.

Hemp-Based Pharmaceutical Sector

The hemp-based pharmaceutical sector includes the development and production of pharmaceutical products derived from hemp. The two main cannabinoids in hemp are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is non-psychoactive and has a number of potential therapeutic benefits, including:

  • Pain relief: CBD has been shown to be effective in reducing pain.
  • Anxiety and depression: CBD has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety and depression.
  • Epilepsy: CBD has been shown to be effective in treating epilepsy.
  • Other conditions: CBD has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of other conditions, including inflammation, sleep disorders, and nausea.

Hemp-Based Food Supplements Sector

The hemp-based food supplements sector includes the development and production of food supplements containing hemp-based ingredients. Hemp seeds, hemp oil, and hemp protein powder are all common ingredients in food supplements.

Hemp-Based Biofuel Sector

The hemp-based biofuel sector includes the development and production of biofuels from hemp. Hemp oil can be used to make biodiesel, which is a renewable and environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels.

Hemp-Based Industrial Applications Sector

The hemp-based industrial applications sector includes the use of hemp in a variety of industrial applications. Hemp fibers can be used to make textiles, paper, and building materials. Hemp oil can be used in lubricants and plastics.

These are just some of the sectors and segments of the global hemp industry. The industry is still in its early stages of development, but it has the potential to grow significantly in the coming years.

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Planet Hemp: A Global Cooperative Fostering Better Work Environments, Healthier Spaces, and Cooperative Work Practices

Planet Hemp, a global cooperative dedicated to the cultivation and processing of hemp, is committed to creating a work environment that promotes the well-being of its employees, fosters collaboration and respect, and empowers individuals to contribute their unique talents and aspirations. By prioritizing employee well-being, creating healthier workspaces, and embracing a cooperative approach, Planet Hemp is setting a new standard for creating a workplace where employees can thrive and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Enhancing Employee Well-being

Planet Hemp recognizes that employee well-being is essential for individual and organizational success. The cooperative prioritizes initiatives that promote physical and mental health, including:

  • Workplace Wellness Programs: Implement comprehensive wellness programs that offer health screenings, fitness classes, and stress management workshops.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Offer flexible work arrangements, such as telecommuting options and flexible schedules, to accommodate individual needs and promote work-life balance.
  • Ergonomic Workstations: Ensure that workstations are ergonomically designed to minimize discomfort and prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Mental Health Support: Provide access to mental health services, such as counseling and therapy, to address stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

Creating Healthier Workspaces

Planet Hemp is committed to creating workspaces that are not only safe but also promote a sense of well-being and environmental responsibility. The cooperative implements measures such as:

  • Sustainable Building Practices: Utilize sustainable building materials and practices to reduce the environmental impact of workplaces and promote indoor air quality.
  • Biophilic Design: Incorporate biophilic design principles, such as incorporating natural elements and maximizing natural light, to enhance employee comfort and productivity.
  • Noise Control Measures: Implement noise control measures, such as soundproofing and acoustic treatment, to create a calm and distraction-free work environment.
  • Cleanliness and Sanitation: Maintain high standards of cleanliness and sanitation in the workplace to prevent the spread of illness and promote a healthy environment.

Embracing Cooperative Work Practices

Planet Hemp fosters a cooperative work environment that encourages collaboration, respect, and the empowerment of individuals. The cooperative promotes practices such as:

  • Shared Decision-Making: Involve employees in decision-making processes, giving them a voice in shaping the workplace and contributing to the success of the organization.
  • Open Communication: Foster a culture of open communication, encouraging employees to share ideas, raise concerns, and provide feedback without fear of judgment or reprisal.
  • Skills and Talent Sharing: Create opportunities for employees to share their skills and knowledge with each other, promoting cross-training and fostering a sense of mutual support.
  • Recognition and Appreciation: Recognize and appreciate employee contributions, fostering a sense of value and motivation among the workforce.


Planet Hemp is at the forefront of creating a workplace that values employee well-being, promotes healthier workspaces, and embraces cooperative work practices. By prioritizing these aspects of the work environment, Planet Hemp is not only enhancing the lives of its employees but also contributing to a more sustainable, equitable, and thriving hemp industry.

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What are the biggest hurdles for small scale hemp farmers?

Small-scale hemp farmers face a number of challenges in establishing and maintaining their operations. These hurdles can be broadly categorized into regulatory, financial, and market-related obstacles.

Regulatory Hurdles:

  1. Complex and Changing Regulations: The regulatory landscape for hemp cultivation and processing is still evolving, and small-scale farmers often face difficulty keeping up with the latest regulations and obtaining necessary permits and licenses.
  2. Lack of Clarity and Consistency: Regulations governing hemp cultivation and processing can vary significantly between states and countries, creating confusion and uncertainty for small-scale farmers. Inconsistent enforcement of regulations can also pose challenges.
  3. Testing Requirements: Hemp farmers must adhere to strict testing requirements to ensure that their products comply with legal THC limits. These testing costs can be burdensome for small-scale farmers, especially in the early stages of their operations.

Financial Hurdles:

  1. Access to Capital: Securing financing for hemp farming can be difficult due to the perceived risks associated with a relatively new industry. Banks and other traditional lenders may be hesitant to provide loans to hemp farmers, making it challenging to access the capital needed for equipment, land, and labor.
  2. High Startup Costs: Hemp farming requires a significant initial investment in equipment, infrastructure, and seed stock. These startup costs can be prohibitive for small-scale farmers, especially those operating on limited budgets.
  3. Crop Insurance: Crop insurance options for hemp are limited, and the premiums can be high. This lack of insurance coverage can leave small-scale hemp farmers financially vulnerable to crop losses due to weather events or pests.

Market-Related Hurdles:

  1. Price Fluctuations: The price of hemp can fluctuate significantly, making it difficult for small-scale farmers to predict their income and make long-term financial planning decisions.
  2. Limited Market Access: Small-scale hemp farmers may face challenges in finding buyers for their products, particularly in areas with limited processing facilities or established markets for hemp-based goods.
  3. Consumer Awareness: Consumer awareness of hemp products and their benefits is still relatively low, which can limit the demand for hemp-based goods and make it difficult for small-scale farmers to compete with larger producers.

To overcome these hurdles, small-scale hemp farmers can consider strategies such as:

  1. Forming Cooperatives: Joining forces with other small-scale hemp farmers can help pool resources, share knowledge, and gain collective bargaining power.
  2. Direct Marketing: Selling directly to consumers through farmers markets, online platforms, or local stores can provide a more direct route to market and increase profit margins.
  3. Value-Added Products: Adding value to hemp products, such as creating infused oils, textiles, or cosmetics, can increase their market value and differentiation.
  4. Vertical Integration: Expanding operations to include processing facilities or retail outlets can provide greater control over the supply chain and increase profitability.
  5. Networking and Advocacy: Networking with other hemp farmers, industry organizations, and policymakers can help promote hemp’s benefits, advocate for favorable regulations, and expand market opportunities.

By addressing these challenges and adopting innovative strategies, small-scale hemp farmers can play a vital role in the growth and sustainability of the hemp industry. Their contributions can help bring the benefits of hemp to a wider audience and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.

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Our favorite product on the Cannafair 2023: POT by NOIDS

Making a herbal preparation at home is challenging: lacking control over the temperature and timing can cause damage to the bio-active compounds.

Inconsistent results make it difficult to calculate dosage and not everybody knows about proper herb decarboxylation, herb extraction, alcohol extraction and ethanol extraction, just to name a few possible roadblocks for the novice DIYer.

POT By NOIDS Herb Cooker For Decarboxylation, Infusion And Ethanol Extraction, With Condenser

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Created for cooking medicinal herb, POT by NOIDS is designed to make herb-cooking at home free of hassle, stink, and mess. The unique Smart Heating Algorithm collapses all the c…

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Decarboxylation, oil/butter infusion, ethanol extraction, and filtering?

POT by NOIDS is the only machine on the market that does all the above.

Created for cooking medicinal herb, POT by NOIDS is designed to make herb-cooking at home free of hassle, stink, and mess. The unique Smart Heating Algorithm collapses all the complexity of knowledge and handling into a simple twist of the machine. The only thing you need to know is what you want, POT will take care of the rest. POT by NOIDS – 1 machine, 5 functions, any strain.

  • No burn: the Smart Heating Algorithm minimizes the heat fluctuation to within 1°C (no oven can do this). This means that the bio-active compounds in your herb will be fully activated without any burn. 
  • No mess: the PBN filter has system 2 layers of fine meshes made of medical-grade stainless steel, you can filter oil directly into a small bottle with clean fingers, and, after cooking, you can simply wash the removable beaker and the filter system in your dishwasher. 
  • No hassle: there are different settings for decarboxylation and infusion. The cooking time and cooking temperatures are calculated and adjusted automatically for each batch (different weights, moisture levels, volumes) based on the feedback from the sensors. You just need to know what you want, POT knows how to get it done for you. 
  • No waste: POT by NOIDS comes with a pipet that can recover every last drop of your good oil from the cooked herbs. Every drop matters. 
  • No plastic: POT by NOIDS is made of metal, high thermal shock resistance glass, food-grade silicone, and medical-grade stainless steel. The original packaging is made of moisture-proof recycled paper, also plastic-free! 
  • 3-year warranty.

Contact us for a free replacement glass if the glass is damaged by the courier.

In the package:

POT by NOIDS main body 
Glass beaker 
Filter system (funnel + mesh) 
Flat lid 
Condenser (NEW)


2 working days to the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium.  
2 – 6 workings days to the rest of Europe. 
3 – 8 working days to the US, Israel, and Switzerland. 

Duties and taxes:

We have local stocks in the EU, UK, and the US.

For customers from these three countries and regions, there is no import tax.

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Introducing the HurdMaster MD1000: The Revolutionary Hemp Micro Decorticator from Peruza

In the world of hemp processing, precision and efficiency are paramount. Introducing the HurdMaster MD1000, the game-changing hemp micro decorticator from Peruza, designed to revolutionize your hemp processing operations.

With its innovative design and cutting-edge technology, the HurdMaster MD1000 delivers unparalleled performance, gently separating the hemp stalk’s woody inner core (hurd, shivs and shives) from the exterior bast fibers. This meticulous process preserves the integrity of the delicate bast fibers, ensuring their optimal quality for further processing into a wide range of hemp-based products.

Unlocking the Versatility of Hemp

The HurdMaster MD1000 unlocks the limitless potential of hemp, enabling you to produce high-quality hemp fibers for a multitude of applications, including:

  • Durable textiles: Create eco-friendly, long-lasting hemp textiles for clothing, home furnishings, and industrial applications.
  • Strong building materials: Manufacture hemp-based building blocks, insulation panels, and other sustainable construction materials.
  • Bio-based composites: Produce innovative composites for automotive parts, furniture, and various industrial applications.
  • Biodegradable packaging: Develop eco-friendly packaging solutions from hemp fibers, reducing the environmental impact of single-use plastics.

Experience the HurdMaster Difference

The HurdMaster MD1000 stands out from the competition with its unique advantages:

  • Unmatched Precision: Achieve optimal fiber separation with minimal fiber damage, ensuring the highest quality for your hemp-based products.
  • Exceptional Efficiency: Process large quantities of hemp stalks with remarkable efficiency, maximizing your output and production capacity.
  • Versatility and Adaptability: Adapt the HurdMaster MD1000 to handle various hemp varieties and fiber lengths, catering to your specific needs and applications.
  • Sustainable Design: Operate the HurdMaster MD1000 with minimal energy consumption and minimal waste generation, aligning with your commitment to environmental sustainability.

Join the Hemp Revolution

Partner with Peruza and embrace the HurdMaster MD1000 as your go-to solution for hemp processing. With its innovative technology, unparalleled performance, and commitment to sustainability, the HurdMaster MD1000 is your key to unlocking the full potential of hemp and contributing to a greener, more sustainable future.

Peruza: Your Hemp Processing Pioneer

At Peruza, we are dedicated to providing cutting-edge hemp processing solutions that empower businesses and individuals to harness the transformative power of hemp. With the HurdMaster MD1000, we are committed to revolutionizing the hemp industry, one fiber at a time.

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Story of the HurdMaster MD 1000 Hemp Micro Decorticator

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Kristaps Eglitis, developer of the HurdMaster MD 1000 micro decorticator, and the story of how this groundbreaking technology was created. The HurdMaster is intended for small farming and processing operations and for CBD and marijuana producers who want to capitalize on leftover stems. The machine is designed for separating the cannabis stalk’s woody inner core (hurd, shivs, shives) from the exterior bast fibers. The resulting hurd can be used for hempcrete construction, as animal bedding and animal litter, or as plant bedding. With additional technology, the separated bast fibers can be further processed for a wide, wide variety of applications. Get the HurdMaster today, and fulfill your dream.

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A quick look at the Hemp Micro Decorticator Hurdmaster 1000 Air

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Here’s a quick look at the HurdMaster 1000 Air, our latest model outfitted with an exhaust system that delivers cleaner hurd and fibers, and eliminates wraparound entirely! If you want to know more about the HurdMaster, visit