Bob Crumley is known in North Carolina as an injury lawyer, but these days he is semi-retired from Crumley Roberts law firm and is the founder of a company that produces and sources hemp products.
Founder’s Hemp, based in Asheboro, started out making dietary supplement capsules and tinctures, but recently introduced a line of health and beauty products called Hemp Excellence.
Segmented Marketing Services, known as SMSi, based in Winston-Salem, is collaborating with Founder’s Hemp on pricing, packaging, marketing and distribution of Hemp Excellence.
Aside from beauty products, companies have used hemp over the years to manufacture such items as clothing, fuel, paper and plastics.
Crumley, the controlling shareholder of Founder’s Hemp, spoke of the benefits of hemp extract supplements.
“The seeds from hemp are 30 percent oil,” Crumley said. “That oil is filled with components — a near-perfect blend of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, iron, vitamin E and all the essential amino acids — that act like a super food for the skin.”