Rob Pero launches CBD brand Canadian In 2020, grow 10 acres of cannabis outside of Cambridge. To his knowledge, this is the first independent, Native American-owned cannabis company in Wisconsin. He also purchased The Hemp House, a Deerfield CBD pharmacist, and relocated it to 226 W. Main St.in Cambridge and renamed Ripley Green.
The Canadian harvest is turned into CBD salves, oils, lip balms and gummies, as well as a variety of individual CBD flowers for customers to roll or process on their own. Ripley Green sells these products, along with CBD and hemp-derived THC products from companies like Hometown Hero and BioSpectrum.
Canadians have also started offering “bud bars” for private events and open-air marijuana markets. It’s similar to a pop-up cocktail bar, but instead of alcohol, it’s a hand-rolled cannabis flower joint.
Both companies are guided by Indigenous values, said Pero, who is a registered member of the group. Bad River in Chippewa, Lake Superior.that contains The Ojibwe’s directive to do everything “in the good way” and the Iroquois principle that all decisions must take into account the implications for the next seven generations and respect the seven preceding generations.
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