Editors Note: This story is part of a month-long series for Black History Month honoring cannabis industry leaders.
The cannabis industry is a billion-dollar industry, but most people who want to get involved can’t because of the legal restrictions.
It’s a sad fact that many of the minorities grow up in the inner city with no hope of getting ahead. Many kids are stuck in a cycle of poverty and crime, but Larry wanted to change this pattern for young people.
Larry Smith, the CEO, and founder of GFIVE Cultivation is the first-ever African-American to have a licensed medical retail cannabis cultivation farm in Clark County, Nevada. He is committed to empowering young men and women in his community and breaking the barriers that prevent others from participating in this booming cannabis industry.
For as long as Smith can remember, he has been a visionary, dreamer, and doer. He is breaking barriers to the “status quo” by always thinking outside of the box. Smith’s own success has helped him to shape the lives of others, and he is committed to continuing that trend.
By using his more than 20 years of experience in the business enterprise industry, Smith works tirelessly each day to help youths find their entrepreneurial spirit so they may build their own wealth.
Smith’s passion for business and leadership has led him to invest in other companies, as well as ultimately starting his own successful Cannabis Operating company. As an entrepreneur in the ever-expanding marijuana industry, he has been heavily involved with cannabis development laws and the rapidly changing legal landscape surrounding this emerging market.
GFive Cultivation is a mission-driven family-owned cannabis cultivation company that prides itself on the quality of its premium-grade cannabis products. They offer an array of cannabis strains cultivated and processed in