Rob Pero launches CBD brand Canadian In 2020, 10 acres of cannabis will be grown outside of Cambridge. To his knowledge, it was the first independent, Native American-owned cannabis company in Wisconsin. He also bought The Hemp House, a Deerfield CBD apothecary, 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 themselves. Ripley Green sells these, along with CBD and hemp-derived THC products from companies like Hometown Hero and BioSpectrum.
Canadian has 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 serves hand-rolled marijuana joints.
The two companies are guided by Indigenous values, said Perot, who is a registered member of the organization Lake Superior Chippewabad River Belt.that contains The Ojibwe directive to do everything “in a good way”, and the Iroquois principle that all decisions must take into account the impact on the next seven generations and respect the previous seven generations.
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