In 2013, as part of a previous company, I learned that hemp (cannabis with less than .3% THC) is the planet’s fastest growing and most versatile crop. Compared to other forest or commercial crops it yields twice the fiber (requiring less land), absorbs more carbon dioxide (8.8 tons per acre, making it the perfect carbon sink), naturally resists pests and weeds, produces seeds packed with goodness (omega 3’s, proteins) and contains whole plant extract that can benefit recovery and wellness.

In 2018, the United States passed a new farm bill legalizing hemp. I wanted to find a way to do two things: one, encourage the growth of industrial hemp on a massive scale to maximize its ecological benefits; and two, deliver a functional beverage from hemp that tastes great. To that end I teamed up with my longtime business partners and started clēēn:craft.

clēēn:craft carbonated beverages are created with natural, simple ingredients including juice concentrates, pure ginger, sugar cane and whole hemp extract. All clēēn:craft beverages are non- alcoholic, THC free, made with 100% USA Hemp and compliant with WA STATE Senate Bill 5276.

Functionally speaking, people use them for recovery, wellness…and interestingly enough as a great spirit-free cocktail or as a pre-made mixer for their favorite cocktail.

From my own personal experience, I can say I feel better after drinking clēēn:craft products. My mood is bubbly and relaxed, and I enjoy the natural flavors of our products. I have spent a large part of my career in the restaurant & bar business – I know how hard it is to find crafted, ready- to-drink beverages with wholesome ingredients. Our team at clēēn:craft dedicated significant time to sourcing the right ingredients, doing our best to sustain an ecological balance throughout the process.

clēēn:craft products can be found on Amazon Prime, on draft at your favorite restaurants or bars, in some forward-leaning grocery stores in our 8.4-ounce can, or online at We make our clēēn:craft beverages at our experience center and production facility on the corner of 2nd and Bell in downtown Seattle.

Thank you for your time,

Marcus Charles
Co-Founder of clēēn:craft