Indie Hemp Company

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who we are

Indie Hemp Co is bridging the gap of CBD knowledge for both consumers and practitioners. We are comprised of a team of leading experts that have been studying plant medicine for over 25 years. We have specialists in all facets of traditional and holistic medicine to meet your needs. Each of our team has completed rigorous training specifically in cannabis education. Let us guide you!

What goes into a consultation?

For people wishing to explore the ways CBD can be incorporated into treatment of certain health conditions, CBD consultations offer a focused assessment on the use of CBD (cannabidiol) as a treatment option.

Consultations offer complete, in-depth assessment of your unique needs and the ways CBD can be used as part of a treatment plan to help with your specific concerns. After the visit, you will feel educated and informed about CBD and how it is unique from cannabis.

Consultations are offered both in-person and remotely through phone or Zoom, and with options to have products shipped safely to your house.

These consultations are available to people living both inside and outside of Texas and do not require a prescription, insurance or a medical marijuana card.  All the products we offer online and in person are similar to those sold in a dispensary or what we call “pharmaceutical grade.”  This is an also excellent option if you are living in a place that has not legalized the use of full medical cannabis, but allows the use of CBD.

Marlies Fitch Ledbetter, CPC

CEO and Founder

Our fearless leader, motivational speaker, and cannabis expert. Her education, passion, enthusiasm, community impact work and thirst for knowledge makes us proud to call her “The CannaBoss”

“The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you know nothing about.”

She aims to change every heart and mind about Cannabis and fights for the rights to make this plant a medicine for ALL people. Marlies says her impact radiates from the lives changed by this plant, and the education of cannabis every single day.

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What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many different compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are unique because they act on cannabinoid receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system found throughout the body.

Every being with a spine has receptors to activate and bind with cannabis! That means great for the whole family. And its the only plant in the world that can CLOTHE US, FEED US, HOUSE US and HEAL US!

Medical research shows us that CBD partnered with other cannabanoids found in the plant can offer incredible relief to symptoms associated with many ailments. The FDA has recently approved CBD in epileptic medicines and have many clinical trials, studies and patents.

Don’t know how CBD could be good for you? Message us!


According to a report from the World Health Organization“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.” 

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The Endocannabinoid System Explained

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Meet our Resource Partners!

Meet our Resource Partners!

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Client Success

Living with chronic discomfort, stress and mood issues for so very long had, in my mind, completely taken over taken me. It wasn’t until I met with Marlies, the owner of Indie Hemp Co, that I truly understood what Cannabis could do for me and how it works with my body. She takes so much time to educate and consult, making sure I’m comfortable and getting the results I need. I’m happily living my best life now and can’t stop telling others about the how this has turned my mind around.  I never knew how powerful this plant really is.  

Melissa Smyth – Houston, TX

If you are interested in learning more about CBD and the health benefits, this is the page and the products! No one knows this plant more than Indie Hemp Co!  The blog is outstanding and Iearn something new every time.  The owner is amazing and is such an advocate for sharing her knowledge and great products with others.

Heather Olivarez

Marlies is such an amazing cannabis educator. She takes her time in learning all about CBD and she is driven in helping other people get their quality of life back. I love how knowledgeable this company is and their dedication to the company and cause.

Ash VanHalen

Client Favorites

“The tinctures are obviously the best way to get your CBD, but the Infuse Rollers have the ability to take relief in your pocket and I’m seriously OBSESSED!”

3 Types of Consultations

Basic Consult

60 minutes $55, or $25 with product sale

60 min consulting session on Hemp-derived cannabinoids, usage, best practices, Endocannabinoid system functions and basic education. Access to a pharmacist could be extra depending on the disorders. Free consults for Green Compass Advocates.

Includes 2 follow up calls and check ins.

business consult

45 min – zoom, in person or phone

Meet with our team to learn about how you can partner your holistic practices, join our team to add services to our offerings, or even to sell CBD nationwide.

Scheduling for networking is always welcomed and we look forward to learning more about you too!

BNI or WGNO should book here. 

Green Compass Advocates

60 minutes – zoom

Are you a Green Compass Advocate looking to receive help growing your business or support a customer?

Marlies is a Presidential Founder and would be happy to give you a condensed CBD training, insight into issues and team building guidance.


No charge to any current Green Compass member. 

*Indie Hemp Company education, consulting and patient advocacy is separate from any affiliation site we may belong to. These products have not been evaluated by the FDA and do not prevent, cure, treat or relieve any disease or illness.

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