The Green Toad Hemp’s co-founders want to encourage and educate Black growers while expanding their business. Dwayne Hirsch and Reginald Hirsch have different origins but similar objectives. The excited business partners created the hemp farm in July 2019 and acquired their license in April 2020, the Hemp Grower stated.
Reese, a former senior-level corporate executive, found CBD products to help him manage chronic pain from back and hip surgeries. Hirsch, who has an autistic kid, took an interest in the plant, believing “CBD and cannabis could help resolve certain symptoms related to the autism spectrum,” according to the SaportaReport.
Green Toad Hemp was inspired by Reese’s Atlanta home’s fountain toads. What began on 17.5 acres in Metter, Georgia, has expanded to Metter and McDaniel Street in Southwest Atlanta. The Green Toad grows CBD, flower, and oil hemp.
Hirsch and Reese have manufactured over 50 goods, including Delta 8 Pre-rolls, full-spectrum oil, CBD gummies, and a whole line of flowers, topicals, sweets, 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,” First-generation farmer Hirsch said Black farmers might profit from adding CBD to their crop portfolios to avoid redlining and bank discrimination. Minorities owned fewer than 2% of U.S. farmland in 2017. They helped farmers get licenses.
Reese informed the Hemp Grower, “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 and Hirsch want to franchise the company and launch products in a thousand stores in a thousand days.
They strive to promote inexpensive, manageable, and sustainable health and wellness. “Our intent is to be a diligent operator within our community and one that can be a platform for inspiration for others,” Hirsch remarked.