Hemp Heals Foundation

Founder, Riley Cote

The Hemp Heals™ Foundation supports sustainable agriculture, sustainable health and clean natural medicine, while focusing on a holistic approach to optimum health. Keeping our bodies nourished with more plant based whole foods, help to keep our mind, body and spirits healthy. Clean farming and agricultural practices are key to the production of clean food and other regularly used resources. 

Riley Cote is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger and is currently an assistant coach with the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played four National Hockey League seasons (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and was mainly known as an Enforcer.

Throughout Riley’s professional hockey career he established an identity of being a rough, tough physical presence. A throwback of the broad street bully era. He was also just as known for his work off the ice in the community and working with different charitable causes.  Riley’s true passion was to help people in any way possible but more specifically, to educate people on health and nutrition. In 2011 Riley decided to create his own foundation, taking his passion to the next level with the Hemp Heals™ Music Festival. 

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Hemp Heals™ Music Festival

Founding Member, PAHIC

The Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council seeks to accelerate the return of the Industrial Hemp Crop to the Pennsylvania agricultural landscape. To effectively achieve our aim of broad adoption of Industrial Hemp as a rotational crop by farmers, we will build a vital and effective collaboration of agencies, individuals and the general public. 

Since retiring in 2010, Riley has completely changed his lifestyle and has since embraced the natural process of healing, optimum nutrition, and a holistic lifestyle. His focus now is to educat the public on clean agricultural practices and promoting the industrial hemp plant as a viable, renewable, and extremely useful resource. Without a doubt, hemp is the cornerstone to a healthier and sustainable future not just in America but the world. 

Historical Hemp Harvest in Pennsylvania

Join the Cote Family at the First Hemp Harvest in PA in Decades

Ashley Cote: "If you told me 10 years ago that I'd be in the middle of a field participating in one of the first HEMP Harvests in about 80 years I'd tell you that your CRAZY! But here we are witnessing history take place in PA! Today marks 95 days since the seeds were planted and some of the stalks are now over 10 feet tall! It's truly amazing! Whats even better is the smell emanating from the fields. It's purely intoxicating! We also sampled and harvested some seeds from the crop. Super tasty! With over 25,000 different uses the possibilities of hemp industry are endless!"  

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PA Hemp Industry Council

Riley Cote Speaks About Hemp

Former Flyers enforcer Riley Cote talks about his dedication to living a healthier lifestyle supplementing hemp in his daily diet. 

Athletes For Care Co Founder Riley Cote talks Cannabis

Athletes For Care co-founder and NHL tough guy Riley Cote has a few words for those still opposed to cannabis. 

Athletes for Care

Riley Cote Co Founder Athletes for Care

Athletes For CARE (A4C) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, opportunity and purpose in life after a career in sports.  We are an organization founded by a group of pro athletes who are uniting as one voice to advocate for research, education, and compassion when addressing important health issues facing athletes and the public at large. 

Athletes for Care

Riley Cote in culture Magazine

Philadelphia Flyers’ Riley Cote will School Viewers on MedicaCannabis and Trauma on Cannabis Planet

Riley Cote Speaks Out About His Support For Cannabis

Why former NHLer Riley Cote Wants Hockey to Embrace Cannabis

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Former Hockey Star Riley Cote and His Love for Marijuana

Article in Civilized

Americans are increasing their support for access to marijuana now more than ever and it is not just medical marijuana - which has been legal in some parts of the country for some time now - but all cannabis. The story of Riley Cote, a former hockey player, is revealing in more than one way how marijuana can help top athletes. Hated by the opposing teams, this former strongman never hesitated to face adversity to defend his teammates. He is now a cannabis advocate.

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Ashley Cote

Ashley Cote works with Riley in the Hemp Heals™ Foundation and is extremely passionate about nutrition, exercise and natural healing. 

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The Q&A ... with hemp activist (and former Flyers enforcer) Riley Cote


 The Green Team: 18 of the Biggest Cannabis Advocates in Sports     


2017 Vegas Cannabis Summit


The event was created in support of leading cannabis professionals operating in the emerging Nevada, California and national marketplace. The Vegas Cannabis Summit presents leaders of this new frontier and welcomes this exciting entrepreneurial community for a 2-day, 2-night event, featuring panels and educational seminars from industry experts, a vendor trade show, VIP events and concerts.


The two day conference cover topics ranging from regulation and compliance, to advertising and media and the continued transition of the legal cannabis market, its entrepreneurs, investors & creatives, to be taken safely & seriously into mainstream culture. 

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