Trez Wilson, CEO of OG Cultivation, spoke about the evolution of his company from a Black-owned cannabis cultivation business to a multi-purpose company with a broader scope. They have a 2.5 acre plot where they cultivate weed and indoor growing facilities. Additionally, they also sell weed products and have their own line of merch and apparel called OG for Life.
Prior to OG Cultivation, Wilson launched a retail business in Colorado with his sister in 2010. In 2018, he decided to pursue a cultivation license, purchased land with his brother, and began raising capital and building momentum with the OG brand. Wilson believes in using the challenges they faced as a minority-owned business as fuel to advance their company, saying “It’s evolved, our awareness of who we are and what were doing, far beyond just growing weed and having a cannabis brand.”