Georgia Hemp Association

Incorporated in 2016 before the passing of the "2018 Farm Bill", the Georgia Hemp Association was an idea spawn by lobbyist  Michael "Coach" Harris that farmers could take advantage of the benefits of growing hemp, improving the carbon footprint and producing more than 50,000 products from a single plant source.

Founder of Georgia Hemp Association

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Michael "Coach" Harris

​Coach Harris, a US Navy Veteran, brings to the Georgia Hemp Association years of experience in leadership, legislative advocacy, and industrial hemp education. Coach is a lobbyist who was instrumental in enacting legislation in Georgia, which provided farmers and hemp advocates the opportunity to grow hemp for the first time in 80 years with HB 213 – “Georgia Hemp Farming Act” and medical cannabis 324-“Georgia’s Hope Act.” Coach is very passionate about the hemp industry’s potential to bring to the State of Georgia. As a Navy Veteran, Coach is no stranger to fighting for others and their rights. He is committed to educating growers, patients, physicians, and industry enthusiasts on the 50,000+ uses of hemp for medical and industrial use. He has deep ties in the hemp industry from California, Colorado, and Oregon to North Carolina and serves as an influencer in the emerging hemp market.

Coach Harris is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working with and promoting the alternative medicine industry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Government from Central State University in Ohio. While at Central State, Coach was an intern for State Representative David Hobson and gained experience and insights into politics. He obtained an MBA in Human Resources Management/Personnel from Keller Graduate School of Management DeVry University. 

Please contact Coach via email at Coach@georgiahempassociation.org.