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Rick Ross and Rap Snacks Founder and CEO James Lindsay Partner with Hempacco to Launch Hemp Hop

Irvine, CA — October 20, 2021 –Boustead Securities, LLC (“Boustead”) client Hempacco has partnered with Rick Ross and James Lindsay of Hemp Hop Smokables to develop and manufacture a line of hemp blunt smoking paper and Functional Hemp Cannabinoid cigarettes under a newly-formed company Hemp Hop Smokables, furthering Hempacco's mission of Disrupting Tobacco®.

Hemp Hop Smokables is a new venture started by Hempacco together with Rick Ross and James Lindsay, to develop, manufacture, and market a consumer goods line that includes cannabinoid hemp functional cigarettes and hemp wrap smoking rolling paper.

Hemp Hop intends to give Rick Ross's fans at least one carton per week plus drop surprise merchandise. Consumers and fans can register to win a FREE carton of CBD cigarettes by going to

Highlights of the Hempacco - Rick Ross partnership

  • Rick Ross has over 27 million followers on social media, including 13 million on Instagram, 4 million on Twitter, 8 million on Facebook, and 2.8 million on YouTube

  • Rick Ross's partner, James Lindsay, has a wholesale distribution network selling to convenience stores

  • Hempacco intends to produce a full line of smokables, including cannabinoid cigarettes and hemp blunt rolling paper

  • Hempacco and Rick Ross are partnering to manufacture and market herb, spice, and hemp smokables and rolling paper

  • Consumers can enter to win a free carton of Hemp Hop every single week by going to the Hemp Hop website,

"I truly believe in the health benefits of Hemp derived products," said Rick Ross, co-founder of Hemp Hop Smokables. "Having had my own health scares, and through my healing process, I decided I would develop a line of smokables to help others with the benefits of Hemp cannabinoids. Working with James Lindsay and Hempacco's team, including Lue, Jorge Olson, and Sandro Piancone, has been fantastic. We've already started developing the flavors as well as the look and feel of all the products."

"Working with Rick Ross and James has been a remarkable experience in professionalism and dedication. The attention to detail Rick brings to the flavoring and developing of the hemp CBD cigarettes and hemp wraps is remarkable," said Sandro Piancone, CEO and founder of Hempacco.

The partnership allows Hemp Hop to use Hempacco's team and intellectual property, including patents to flavor, develop, infuse and manufacture hemp cigarettes.

"The name recognition Rick Ross brings to this project is remarkable; just marketing to his base will likely be an incredible experience. With the help of Rick and James, as well as their entire team, we're introducing a remarkable new brand this year," said Jorge Olson, CMO and co-founder of Hempacco.

"This is not my first consumer product. I launched Rap Snacks 27 years ago with the vision to create products that speak to the culture. Now Rap Snacks are sold in supermarkets and convenience stores all over the country. Our network of distributors are ready to welcome the product to their shelves and provide consumers with a product that has cultural representation," said James Lindsay, co-founder of Hemp Hop Smokables.


About Hempacco, Co. Inc. Hempacco Co, Inc. is Disrupting Tobacco's™ nearly $1 Trillion industry with herb and hemp-based alternatives to nicotine cigarettes by manufacturing and marketing herb, spice, and cannabinoid smokables and rolling paper. Hempacco owns The Real Stuff™ functional hemp cigarette and rolling paper brand.

Hempacco Co., Inc. operational segments include:

  1. Manufacturing of smokables and hemp rolling paper

  2. Smokable technology development and licensing

  3. The Real Stuff brand of functional smokables and rolling paper

Hempacco uses and licenses these patents:

  1. Infuse any cigarette with flavor, aroma, and functionality

  2. Cannabis paper for manufacturing paper, blunts, or cigarettes

  3. Spray terpenes on hemp to manufacture hemp cigarettes

About Hemp Hop Smokables, LLC. Hemp Hop Smokables is a hemp cannabinoid company developing hemp blunts smoking paper and CBD cigarettes along with other smokables. The company is owned by Hempacco, Co. Inc., and Hemp Hop Global, LLC. with founders Rick Ross and James Lindsay with the mission of changing people's lives with the benefits of hemp and Disrupt Tobacco in the process.

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