Southern California Native American Tribe enters into the medical marijuana business with Red Crow LLC

Mar 05, 2015, 16:56 ET from Red Crow LLC

THERMAL, Calif., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Crow LLC, a Native American owned cannabis company, is proud to announce their partnership with Sovereignty Medical Tribal Corporation, a subsidiary of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla. The partnership will develop a 51 percent tribally owned, 100 percent organic medical cannabis production and processing facility located on the Tribe's 24,000 acre reservation in southern California.

Red Crow will provide 100 percent of the financing to design, build, and operate the industry's first cannabis business campus. The business will supply medical cannabis free from contaminants - including molds, mildews, pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins – that is suitable for medical testing and product development by governments, educational institutions and pharmaceutical companies.

"Torres Martinez's Sovereignty Medical Tribal Corporation is proud to exercise its rights as a sovereign tribal nation to partner with Red Crow Cannabis to provide quality medication for patients across the state of California. The tribe is committed to adhering to all federal guidelines set in place for cultivating medicinal cannabis within the reservation boundaries," said Joseph Mirelez, spokesperson for Sovereignty Medical Tribal Corporation.

"I am honored and humbled for the trust and confidence that Sovereignty Medical Tribal Corporation has put in Red Crow in becoming a true partner. It is a worthy calling to assist the tribe in exercising its sovereignty to bring tribally regulated, organic medicinal quality cannabis that medical professionals and families desperately need," said Rick Hill, Chairman Emeritus of the National Indian Gaming Association and Red Crow partner. 

"I applaud Torres Martinez's leadership as a sovereign tribal nation for not only setting the gold standard for purity and integrity in cannabis production, but also creating jobs and economic development opportunities in the process. Moreover, they have trail blazed a business model that should become the standard for tribes in this new industry," Hill said.

Established in 1891, the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation is a federally recognized tribe located in the eastern Coachella Valley of Southern California. It is the mission of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians to empower our people to achieve a better way of life and maintain tribal integrity and honor through responsive government.

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