WINNEBAGO, Neb. — The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s financial improvement entity has launched its first hemp product, a smokable preroll made with CBD flower.
Winnebago Agriculture & Industry, a Ho-Chunk Inc. subsidiary, not too long ago began manufacturing the prerolls, that are paper wraps stuffed with floor hemp. There aren’t any fillers or components.
“More consumers are turning to hemp CBD to relax and ease discomfort. It’s in all types of mainstream products now,” Aaron LaPointe, Winnebago Agriculture & Industry president, stated in a information launch. “We have years of smokable products, so it made sense to enter the market with a preroll.”
Called Niota, the prerolls are made in Winnebago and offered on-line to adults 21 and older in most states. It is distributed by different partnering tribes and contract manufactured below different model names.
Ho-Chunk Farms and the Winnebago Tribe had been amongst Nebraska’s first hemp producers in a 2019 state pilot program after the 2018 federal farm invoice legalized industrial hemp. The tribe has gained USDA approval of its regulatory plan and is presently creating a cultivation license for tribal members and entities. The hemp flower in Niota presently comes from a licensed grower.
“We look forward to growing 10 or so different strains. It’s like the small batch, craft approach,” LaPointe stated. “We can then diversify into more hemp-based products and own the entire process from growing to manufacturing. It’s a versatile plant.”