The World Cannabis Foundation (WCF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit public benefit corporation 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. Established in California as an agricultural research institution, the WCF has organized its projects in keeping with the original founders’ vision:
As the cornerstone of our mission, the WCF conducts agricultural research, publishes scientific literature and curates the USA Hemp Museum. The USA Hemp Museum was founded by Richard M. Davis and contains his extensive collection of hemp art, educational exhibits and artifacts of hemp history. In addition, the WCF archives hold several books and articles on hemp written by our founder before his passing, including Hemp for Victory: A Global Warming Solution, which heralded the industrial uses of the plant as integral to mitigating climate change. Concordant with this goal, the WCF partners with the Ojai Center for Regenerative Agriculture (OCRA) to conduct research and development of nutrient management, soil carbon sequestration and water conservation farming practices for hemp production. The WCF views land stewardship via Regenerative Organic farming as the most effective way to maximize the beneficial impact that low-THC Cannabis sativa L. (hemp) has on our local community and environment.