CannaNative™ to Host Event for Indian Country Tribal Leaders and Members in “Tipi Capital of the World”; Discussion to Include Developing Hemp and Cannabis-Based Economies to Protect Sovereignty
San Diego, CA – Aug. 18, 2016 –CannaNative™, LLC (“CannaNative™”) – the premiere Native American-owned and operated company that uses cannabis to develop opportunities for economic development on American Indian lands – announced today that it will be exhibiting its new cannabis product line for the Native American Marketplace at the Aug. 17-21 98th Annual Crow Fair, the largest Native American gathering in the United States, also known as the “Tipi Capital of the World.”
In addition, CannaNative™’s founders and CEO will be hosting an event on Aug. 20 at 12:00 p.m. at the Cedric Black Eagle Clan Camp on the Crow Fairgrounds for tribal leaders and members who are interested in the cannabis industry and learning more about how developing hemp and cannabis-based economies can protect their sovereignty. Other topics to be discussed will be CannaNative™’s new cannabis product line, the Company’s Native Health Initiative, and professional services available for hemp grow in Indian Country.
CannaNative™ is run by co-founder and CEO Anthony Rivera, a Harvard University graduate who led the Acjachemen Nation in Southern California for nearly a decade; co-founders Cedric Black Eagle, the former chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, and Andy Nakai, a member of the Navajo Nation who also serves as vice chairman of the board for the Navajo Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI.)
“We’re honored to be attending the 98th Annual Crow Fair and thank the Black Eagle family for hosting and providing us with this unique opportunity to discuss with tribal leaders and members from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains about the advantages of cannabis restoration by sovereign nations,” said CannaNative™’s co-founder and CEO Anthony Rivera. “We’ll be talking to tribal leaders at this historic event about how they can focus on building their nations with sustainable cannabis-based solutions, as well as protect tribal sovereignty through strict regulations and collaboration with legal authorities.”
The Crow Fair, considered the largest Native American gathering in the country, brings thousands of tipis and more than 100,000 attendees from as many as 49 different tribes each year to the banks of Little Bighorn in Crow Agency, Montana.
CannaNative™’s cannabis product line, the first-ever cannabis product line for the Native American marketplace, is produced by Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA) and its HempMeds® subsidiary, and sold under the CannaNative™ brand. The line includes health and wellness cannabidiol (CBD) products derived from industrial hemp that will be distributed to tribal wellness centers on reservations and native doctor’s offices, pharmacies and dispensaries. The products are intended to help the more than 560 U.S. tribal nations develop hemp and cannabis-based economies to protect their sovereignty.
CannaNative™ was formed to spearhead the restoration of cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution of products for health and wellness initiatives, medical research, banking and more. CannaNative™’s Health Initiatives provide solutions to the health and wellness disparities throughout Indian Country through legal and safe CBD products, clinical trials and medical research.
For more information on CannaNative™, visit the Company’s website at http://www.cannanative.com
About CannaNative LLC
CannaNative™ goal is to help tribes to develop hemp and cannabis-based economies on Native American lands throughout the United States. We believe that every tribe should have the opportunity to establish and grow a responsible, cannabis-based economy to sustain all future generations. For more information on CannaNative, visit http://www.cannanative.com.
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