About James Higdon

Hemp Entrepreneur, Author, Former Journalist

After attending Centre College and then Columbia University's school of journalism, James Higdon turned his attention towards his calling, writing his first book, the Cornbread Mafia. The Cornbread Mafia has been called the official account of Kentucky cannabis, and the success of the book gave Jim the platform to become the nation's leading cannabis policy reporter. As hemp became legal across the US it was only natural for Higdon to jump into the entrepreneurial space. In 2019, Higdon co-founded Cornbread Hemp Co., a Kentucky proud hemp CBD brand built on over 200 years of hemp tradition in Kentucky.

A Few Accomplishments

Higdon has written about hemp and cannabis policy in America for some of the nation's most respected publications. Here's a few of his top stories: