Makwa Hemp Sticks are made by the farmers who proudly grew this hemp in Minnesota, in an area with ideal soil and weather for the strain of CBD-rich hemp chosen. The first crop of hemp used to make Makwa Hemp Sticks was grown near the White Earth Reservation. Therefore when looking for a brand name, we wanted to choose something to honor the land and local culture. Eventually “Makwa”, the Ojibwe word for black bear (Ursus americana), was chosen.
You may feel relaxed and experience other benefits of CBD (below) but it will not get you high. By law, hemp has under .3% THC while marijuana often has 20-30% THC.
It would take over 100 hemp sticks smoked at once to get the same amount of THC as a similar amount of marijuana – please don’t try this at home!
You are in control to decide how much or how little you would like to smoke and can choose to stop without the burden of chemical addiction.
Smoking a hemp stick often enhances the benefits you feel from smoking 420.
Why Makwa? First, the principle farmer, who grew up and farmed other crops in the area for decades, is part Ojibwe and part of the Makwa, or Bear Clan. But more than that, about half-way through the first growing season, a young male black bear decided to take up residence in the hemp fields. Bears don’t eat hemp, but he could have enjoyed the aroma, or more likely found the plant size and spacing provided the perfect shade and cover for him. He gave a few of the farm hands a fright from time to time, but was likely the best field protector we could have found. The bear eventually moved on in the Fall, but he’s still part of the Makwa Hemp Stick story.
The company’s founder has a business background, and has been investing in innovative farming techniques and products for several years. King Allium LLC, originally focused on the growth and preservation of a commercially exploited native onion species found from the Appalachian Mountains into Canada, commonly called a “ramp” (Allium tricoccum). He was also part of a large hemp grow consortium in Colorado the first year it became legal, then branched off to create a unique specialty hemp product from start to finish.
Hemp is more labor-intensive than most traditional crops, especially when grown outdoors in large fields. Our crop was able to succeed due to decades of experience, support from good neighbors, clean soil and good weather.