The World Cannabis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit public benefit corporation and California established agricultural research institution. We operate an agricultural pilot program called the Hemp Research Network.
The legalization of hemp and cannabis would never have happened if not for the activism of those who came before us. We stand on the shoulders of giants and memorialize the hemp heroes that made this possible.
The World Cannabis Foundation was founded in 1996 by the late Richard M. Davis, MA and Brenda Kershenbaum, MA to educate and conduct scientific research on the uses and benefits of the Cannabis sativa L. plant. Over twenty years later, the WCF stands in response to the worldwide resurgence of the plant. Read More.
Richard Davis was a farmer, scholar, educator, museum curator, activist, one-time congressional candidate and pioneer of the Cannabis legalization movement. We are proud to carry on his legacy. Read about Richard.
The Foundation is directed, operated and advised by a coalition of researchers, activists, farmers, engineers, historians, business people and hempsters dedicated to one goal: maximizing the beneficial impact that Cannabis has on society. Read more about our council.