Baja Ontario was founded by a diverse group of professionals, all from different industries, with a shared desire to see cannabis done RIGHT in Minnesota. 

In a new market, there will inevitably be fly-by-night products and opportunists. Our mission is to introduce Minnesotans to quality cannabis products and a consistently delightful experience, from purchase to happy hour. The new MN cannabis policy is an opportunity for all of us to have a pleasant, safe way to relax after a hard day or week of work. Our hope is to make that experience as seamless, fun, and carefree as possible.  

Please Baja Responsibly,

The Baja Ontario Team

Baja Ontario THC edibles gummies and chocolates close up of all types


We work exclusively with best Minnesota-based businesses to make sure our edibles contain the highest quality ingredients and provide a quality high. Our gummies are vegan and made from all natural ingredients, our gourmet chocolate has high quality freeze dried organic fruit, and we only source from reputable cannabis providers.  (See our lab results)

We only produce and sell edibles that we’d be excited to buy ourselves. That’s why Baja Ontario exists. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we do.


THC-product delivery business Baja Ontario launches out of Southwest

“…Baja Ontario’s plan to stand out amongst the crowd is by producing high-quality chocolates and gummies that people would want to eat even if there wasn’t THC involved. The attention to detail and flavor profiles also adds distinction to the products.”

Just a Little Taste: Omakase at Kado no Mise and Baja Ontario

“…Similarly good is the company’s Peach Cobbler White Chocolate Bar, which pits stone fruit and cream against dankness to make a rich, compelling combination of flavors. The company’s other flavors include a Sour Watermelon Basil gummy variety (which a friend tried and happily would vouch for), a Milk Chocolate Covered Cherry bar, and a Blueberry Vanilla Lemonade gummy variety.”

Heavy Table's 2022 Local Food and Drink Gift Guide

In the crazy, gold rush-style cannabis market that exists right now, it can be difficult to nail down a quality product and finding one with a delicious and intentional food story is damn near impossible. Enter Baja Ontario, whose mission is to ‘…work exclusively with best Minnesota-based businesses to make sure our edibles contain the highest quality ingredients…'”



Co-Founder, Investor & Strategic Advisor

Shubham Teotia has a Masters in Computer Science from St. Cloud State, and is a principal software engineer for an award-winning logistics company.


Co-Founder, VP of Creative Strategy

Rachel Guck is a graphic designer and art director who loves bringing brands to life. She has worked in both agency and in-house teams for a variety of clients.


Co-Founder, Investor & Strategic Advisor

Drake is a meditation teacher, life coach, stress reduction consultant and public speaker. Using a blend of ancient and modern tools and simple practices, Drake teaches his clients to ground themselves in their deeper power and subtler awareness, allowing clarity, resilience, and kindness to flower. 

Meg Jenson

Co-Founder, VP Digital Branding Strategy

Meg Jenson is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Multi-Media Creative with a distinct voice and affinity for image-making, primarily with illustration and collage. She loves helping to bring brand personalities and systems to life.

Lonnie McQuirter

Co-Founder, Chief Operations Officer

Lonnie McQuirter’s retail business was named one of the 50 fastest growing businesses in 2018. He is the former chair of the Minnesota Retailers Association, and sits on the board of the National Association of Convenience Stores.

Justin Baker

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Justin Baker is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, studying education design. He has  worked in advertising in both agency and freelance capacities, and is the founder of Mindful Power.


Co-Founder, VP of Technical Design and Print

Alec Sawyer is a technical design director in consumer packaging design and production. He has worked with some of the largest consumer brands in the world.

Mike Norton

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer

Mike Norton is the founder of an award-winning logistics company based in Minneapolis that has twice been named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Minnesota.

Derek Murashige

Co-Founder, Chief Information Officer

Derek Murashige is a back-end design expert with experience building systems at GoDaddy and other Fortune 500 Companies. He is also a former three-point shooting champion at Boeing.

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