hemp & humanity is dedicated to unleashing the boundless, endless potential of the hemp plant. Hemp spurs the economy, improves the environment, and significantly contributes to health & wellbeing. We believe humans were meant to live symbiotically and synergistically with hemp, and we aim to foster & strengthen that relationship.


hemp & humanity is your hub for hemp. We connect humans to CBD-infused goods, products made with hemp, and natural superfoods with cannabinoids.

It seems that CBD and Hemp Oil products are all over the internet these days. It can be confusing. You deserve products that are effective, organic, properly extracted and free of metals and toxins. The products we curate are  tested for label accuracy,  microbiological contamination + pesticides, and are formulated for the highest potency available. Further, products we select are highly calibrated,  with a unique and consistent cannabinoid profile. It's important to us that you know exactly how much CBD is in each and every serving, and that you have a variety of delivery methods from which to choose.  To make it easy, we've done the work for you. Our products meet the highest standards. We only offer the top quality hemp and CBD products available, from the most reliable sources. A significant portion of our profits are used to educate the public about CBD. Your purchase will help with that endeavor. In addition, we will donate 2% of your purchase to one of a list of organizations supporting social justice, hemp advocacy, drug policy, harm reduction and wellness.

We are a Social Enterprise.


We believe that business can and should provide solutions to the social challenges of humankind.

We are human afterall.



The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The FDA has not evaluated any products sold by Hemp & Humanity’s vendors for safety or efficacy. This information is not intended to replace your doctor’s advice and you should always check with your doctor before modifying your health plan, especially if you are on prescription medication. Before you attempt to replace prescription medication with dietary supplements of any kind, we recommend that you get multiple opinions from qualified medical doctors to be sure any changes that you make are safe and healthy for your situation.


Our Promise

Where there is pain, give relief.
Where there is economic struggle, offer prosperity.
Where there is passion, provide access.
Where there is injustice, seek balance.
Where there is consumption, ensure sustainability.
When you know the answer, share
-Hemp & Humanity

Our Founder's Story

Hemp, humanity & healthy living 

- a founder’s story.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Founded by Melissa Gibson, a 54-year old USASA Snowboarding Champion, hemp&humanity curates the best hemp-based product available, and provides education about the power of hemp to improve the human condition.
Despite a healthy lifestyle, Melissa contracted Lyme Disease in her late 30s, and discovered she had Celiac disease in her early 40s. Melissa struggled to balance her immune disorders with her desire to feel good, stay active and be productive as a business owner, athlete, and mother of two. Then, in 2014, Melissa was diagnosed with Graves Disease, another immune disorder, which affects the thyroid. Her compromised immune system resulted in arthritis, digestive issues, muscle loss, brain fog and other symptoms that were exacerbated by the day to day stress typical of women her age. However, as a 50+ snowboarding competitor, and a someone who has always embraced healthy living, Melissa was determined to find a way to feel better and get stronger.
To find relief from her immune diseases, and in an effort to avoid the recommended surgery and radiation of her thyroid, Melissa searched for natural, non-toxic and organic alternatives. As a business development professional who helps entrepreneurs, grassroots organizations and independent businesses to become more socially conscious and sustainable, Melissa was introduced to hemp while serving as an advisor to an upstate NY nonprofit. She was blown away by the potential of hemp and CBD, and began her journey towards improved health.  
CBD has enabled Melissa to get relief from her multiple immune disorders, recover from training, decrease arthritis pain, reduce anxiety. and maintain balance. In October of 2017, after a year of regular use of the most highly effective CBD products, Melissa’s endocrinologist delivered the news that her Graves Diseases is headed toward remission. She feels the best she has in years, and her friend who has known her since college, recently remarked – Wow, you are back to being Melissa.
Can you get back to being you?

CBD + The Endocannabinoid System


The Endocannabinoid System refers to a collection of cell receptors called cannabinoid receptors. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are chemical molecules called agonists. Each time an agonist binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a molecule found in the hemp plant, which acts as an agonist which binds to cannabinoid receptors.

Cannabinoid receptors are found in your nerve tissue, lungs, liver, intestines, kidney, lymphatic tissue, and spleen. They play a role in the Immune System and serve blood formation functions as well. 

Cannabinoid Receptors also control:

cognition, memory, anxiety, motor behavior, as well as sensory, autonomic and neuroendocrine responses, glucose metabolism + insulin resistance, inflammatory effects, vomiting reflex, nausea, hunger and appetite control, mood and immune function.