By Stephanie Shehan Photos By Backstage Flash Morris Beegle & Silver Mountain Hemp Raised on a farm in Colorado, Morris Beegle tried cannabis recreationally as a teen. Fast forward to 2001 when Beegle endured back surgery to correct a herniated disk in his back and was given a multitude of prescriptions […]
By Stephanie Shehan Photos By Backstage Flash
Morris Beegle & Silver Mountain Hemp
Raised on a farm in Colorado, Morris Beegle tried cannabis recreationally as a teen. Fast forward to 2001 when Beegle endured back surgery to correct a herniated disk in his back and was given a multitude of prescriptions for pain pills. Quickly, he found himself ingesting the pharmaceuticals along with alcohol. The self medicating would continue for several years, until Beegle transitioned to utilizing only cannabis to treat his pain. With more relief being provided by the plant than he ever experienced with pharmaceuticals, Beegle now uses various CBD products daily and smokes cannabis as needed.
Morris Beegle is a pioneer in the hemp industry and has been developing brands within the hemp space since 2012. His work includes co-founding a handful of brands under his We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) company. WAFBA includes NoCo Hemp Expo which has been deemed the largest annual hemp expo in the world. In addition to the expo, WAFBA also includes the Colorado Hemp Company which handles event production, Let’s Talk Hemp which is an education and media platform, Tree Free Hemp which handles hemp paper and printing and now, Silver Mountain Hemp Guitars.
Prior to working within the hemp space, Beegle worked in entertainment and also owned a record company. As an avid music enthusiast, hemp guitars was a natural next venture for him. After locating a Canadian company which had supplied a few hemp guitar prototypes, Beegle decided to partner with them and establish Silver Mountain Hemp. With manufacturing in both the United States and Canada, Silver Mountain Hemp is a boutique musical instrument company that specializes in custom hemp guitars, combo amps and speaker cabinets. The company also produces hemp ukuleles, guitar straps made with 100% hemp webbing, picks and accessories. And, the custom cabinets are formed using hemp-pressed CannaGrove particle board and contain hemp cone speakers from Tone Tubby, a California company that has been making these speakers for over 20 years.