Georgia’s first Black-owned hemp farm, The Green Toad Hemp are striving to encourage an working on educating Black farmers while building the company. The company’s chief operating officer, Dwayne Hirsch and chief executive Reginald Hirsch have shared goals. After finding CBD, the eager business partners started the farm in July 2019 and got there license in April 2020, the Hemp Grower reported.
Reese, who is a former senior-level corporate executive, discovered a better way in CBD products to help him relieve chronic pain he had from back and hip surgeries. Hirsch has an autistic son, took an interest in the farm, hoping that “CBD and cannabis could help resolve certain symptoms related to the autism spectrum,” according to the SaportaReport.
The Green Toad Hemp started as a 17.5 acre plot in Metter, GA has expanded to two additional locations.
The Green Toad grows hemp for CBD, flower, and oil with a fully integrated operation. Hirsch and Reese produced over 50 items, including the bestselling Delta 8 Pre-rolls, full-spectrum oil, Delta 8 CBD gummies, and a complete line of flowers, topicals, edibles, tinctures, vapes, capsules, pet CBD products, and more.
“It’s done from our sacrifice driven by our love for our own health and daily wellness. I love to see that for other people to be able to have that and for all of us to have an opportunity to advance our professional interests in the future,” Hirsch said.
As a first-generation farmer, Hirsch said that Black farmers could benefit from adding CBD to their crop portfolios.
“I think when Black farmers figure out how to get their businesses and farms funded in a way that would help them, we could really…become a part of this industry as Black growers,” Reese told the Hemp Grower.
Reese and Hirsch plan on franchising the company in retail stores and intend to launch products in a thousand major retail locations in a thousand days according to Black Enterprise.
“Our intent is to be a diligent operator within our community and one that can be a platform for inspiration for others,” Hirsch said.
Georgia’s First Black-Owned Hemp Farm Is Now Focused On Health & Wellness Products