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Superior store retooled to sell CBD-infused drinks

Club Canna, expected to open around June 1, is a satellite of Sutherland CBD.

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The former Jack's Fast Food convenience store in Superior's South End neighborhood, seen Tuesday, May 3, 2022, is being converted into Club Canna, a shop that will sell non-alcoholic drinks infused with CBD.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — Drinks infused with CBD and other cannabinoids will soon be sold at the former Jack’s Fast Food building in South Superior.

The convenience store at 5701 Tower Ave., which has been vacant since 2018, was purchased by Sutherland Southside LLC. It is being converted into Club Canna, a satellite of the Sutherland CBD business.

Craig Sutherland, one of the co-owners, said they tentatively plan to open Club Canna June 1. Customers will be able to dispense a non-alcoholic beverage of their choice, such as tea, slushies or fruit juice, then go to the checkout counter to have it infused with cannabinoid products.

There will be an array of options to choose from, including CBD, CBN and Delta 8, all derived from hemp. Customers must be 21 or older to purchase infused drinks.

“Every cannabinoid from Delta 9 to Delta 8 to CBD is legal in Wisconsin, so long as it’s compliant with state and federal laws,” Sutherland said.

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The Wisconsin Legislature launched an industrial hemp pilot program in 2017, opening the door to the sale of CBD products derived from hemp with less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content. THC is a psychoactive compound found in marijuana. CBD products have been legal on a federal level since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. This year, the state handed over regulation of the industry to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sutherland said the family-owned business plans to partition off part of the 2,600-square-foot convenience store for use as a site to manufacture CBD gummies, as well.

Jack’s Fast Food shut down in November 2018. Sutherland said he's has been eyeing the building ever since.

“You drive by a vacant building. I say ‘What can that be?’” he said.

Club Canna isn't the only vacant building the Sutherland family has set their sights on. They recently converted the shuttered Billings Park Cafe into Venue in the Park, an event center and commercial kitchen.

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Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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