GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A local bulk CBD manufacturer and a Native American tribe from North Dakota came together in Palisade on Friday, in hopes of expanding sustainable businesses and positively impacting tribe members with natural products.

EcoGen Labs has perfected the genetic material of its seeds in order to grow quality hemp and produce industrial-scale CBD ingredients.

Back in March, the USDA approved a hemp plan for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, who are now visiting the Western Slope from Belcourt, North Dakota.

The tribe is connecting with EcoGen in hopes of learning more about the hemp industry and growing process, and flipping that into a sustainable business for the tribe.