Indie Hemp Company

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Who We Are

Indie Hemp Co is comprised of a team of leading cannabis experts that have been studying this incredible plant and benefits for over 15 years. We have experts in pharmacology, psychology, general practice, and nutrition. Each of our team has completed rigorous medical certifications specifically for cannabis. Let us guide you on your cannabis journey.

About Marlies Ledbetter

Marlies Fitch Ledbetter, CPC

CEO and Founder

Our fearless leader, motivational speaker, and cannabis expert. And she isn’t afraid to dose you mid-sentence. Her passion, enthusiasm, community impact and thirst for knowledge makes us proud to call her “The CannaBoss”

Marlies is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and has over 1000 practicing hours in cannabis advisement and guidance.  The Indie team has helped assist over 1000 clients and continually bridges the gap with general practitioners and cannabis therapy. Her studies include Medical Cannabis certifications, Healer training and certifications, holistic nutrition, and over 150 hours in private seminars and courses. She has been featured in magazines, newspapers, news specials and as a guest of several podcasts and video segments. Marlies is working on 2 books to be released in 2020 as well as a full suite of online informational videos for the general consumer to combine with the training she already does for tens of thousands of advocates and cannabis consultants across the country.

Marlies is a Presidential Founder of Green Compass Global, a USDA Certified Organic company that manages every aspect of the production process, from Farm to Family, with 6th generations of farmers, expertly growing and cultivating our proprietary strains at Green Compass Farms LLC in Chadborn, NC.  They are also involved in hemp farming education, research and development at Universities in North Carolina.  She helps guide the field with education, sales training, motivational speaking and market expansion.  

“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 through the passion she commits to the movement and education of cannabis every single day.

Start Seeing Green

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.

It is safe for all mammals, because they all have an Endocannabinoid system! 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 and studies and patents.

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



How to use CBD Oil Effectively Using CBD is simple and easy. Let’s discuss the different options you have to using CBD and the best ways to administer the products. Topical Products These can be applied directly to the skin. The benefits of this application are that...



Getting started is EASY! Everyone's dose is going to be different because our system's Endocannabinoid response varies from person to person. With CBD, we are looking to activate our system so that it may begin communicating with our body's receptors, triggering...

The Endocannabinoid System Explained

The Endocannabinoid System Explained

So the endocannabinoid system resides within all animals, except the insect.  It’s a six hundred million year old messenger and receptor system integral to homeostasis or the management of balance within your BODY. There is not a single function in your bodies that is...

All it took was saying “WHY NOT?” – Our Story

All it took was saying “WHY NOT?” – Our Story

It began with a seizure. One that would put Marlies, the owner of Indie Hemp Co, into the ER with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Because when she had a grand mal seizure, she fell forward, hitting her head on the counter, splitting her skull and causing internal bleeding...

What is CBD?

What is CBD?

Looking for a basic understanding of what CBD is (and isn’t)? We’ve got you covered. CBD, short for cannabidiol (pronounced canna-bi-dial) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis actually contains 80+ similar compounds called cannabinoids, which...

5 Rules For Buying a Quality CBD Product

5 Rules For Buying a Quality CBD Product

  In this guide to buying CBD, we'll teach you what to look for in a quality product. You should always know how much you're getting, what you’re getting, where it comes from, and how to steer clear of red flags. Rule #1: Understand how much CBD you’re getting....

Not sleeping and CBD isn’t help? There’s more to that!

Not sleeping and CBD isn’t help? There’s more to that!

facebookinstagram Did you know that CBD is not a sedative? While it does help sleep by managing the balance of the body and the production of melatonin, there is a lot more to do to manage chronic insomnia.   And always remember to work on your dosing range from...



5 Reasons CBD May Not Be Working For You There are a few reasons that CBD “doesn’t work” for some.  One of these reasons may help you find a better result for yourself.  These are the most common we see in our customer service department as well as what science tells...

How and why CBD work, and why it may not have worked for you.

How and why CBD work, and why it may not have worked for you.

  WHY DOES CBD WORK? HOW DOES IT WORK? HOW SHOULD I KNOW HOW TO DOSE? WHY DID CBD NOT WORK FOR ME?   The mysteries of cannabis may seem vast but it’s actually quite simple.   If you think about going into a dirty house and having to clean out all the...



DOSING - HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH TO TAKE? Your “sweet spot” dose is the amount of CBD that gives you the desired results that you are looking for. And it’s important to understand that this “sweet spot” is different for each person. Most people can take 2 aspirin and...

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! 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

3 Types of Consultations

Basic 30

30 minutes $55, or $25 with product

30 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.

Hour Comprehensive

1 Hour ● $90

This includes a medication check, meditative training, and Dr. access.  One hour consulting session on Hemp-derived cannabinoids, usage, best practices, Endocannabinoid system functions, and possible medication interactions. Access to a pharmacist.

Includes 4 follow up calls.

Medical Team Integration

3+ Hours ● $250

Sit down with your team of medical professionals and therapists for an integration of cannabis into your practice. Includes books for the team, study guides and a minimum of 3 hours of training (May include additional fees per person)

Includes access to the medical team for onsite consulting with your patients.

*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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