Cannabis Question Extra: Georgia's First Black-Owned Hemp Farm

Green Toad Hemp Farm is the first Black-owned hemp farm in the state of Georgia. Here’s how it operates to provide customers with products that promote holistic health.

In “The Cannabis Question,” NOVA investigates the story of cannabis from the criminalization that has disproportionately harmed communities of color to the latest medical understanding of the plant. What risks does cannabis pose to the developing brain? How much do we know about its potential medical benefits? As cannabis becomes socially accepted, scientists are exploring its long-term health consequences.

Watch the full film on YouTube to learn more:

Digital Producer: Amaris Buford
Production assistance/camera: Alex Clark

Archival: Storyblocks
Music: APM

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  1. Why is it so important to mention that he’s black. This is what keeps us separate. You, the media, makes sure that we, the public, make that distinction.

  2. That's why the legal Marijuana industry cannot beat the ILLEGAL Marijuana industry because of stupid and idiotic governments that over regulated this industry. Remove rhe suffocating regulations, and let them compete.

  3. Hemp doesn't get you high. It is used for its fiber to make rope, clothes etc. The title indicates that the video is about hemp, which it isn't. Consider changing the title so that it accurately describes what the video is about. Just so everybody is clear hemp and marijuana are two completely different things. If you are for some reason smoking hemp, enjoy the headache without the high.

  4. What is the relevance of them being black? Also one of them says at the end they will "serve as a great example of what's possible for our people". Considering people with black skin have already accomplished much greater things. I guess they can be an example just not a great one. They can be a great example for people in Georgia in reference to Hemp farming.

  5. Hemp products also is good for people with ADHD ( Attention, Defecit, Hyperactivity Disorder ) because low THC and high CBD is relaxing and increase Learning both practical and theoretical teaching skills.

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