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COVID case at pot shop

One staff member tested positive at All Nations Cannabis on July 21, they have reopened after full sanitation cleaning From castanet.net original article by Casey Richardson July 25 2020 All Nations Cannabis in Lake Country closed down briefly after one of the staff tested positive on July 21. “So we…

Shinnecock Nation Expects Medical Cannabis To Bring Communal Wellness, Economic Sustainability

From benzinga.com original article by Andrew Ward July 23 2020 The Shinnecock Indian Nation believes that medical cannabis plays a crucial part in its economic sustainability going forward. Located on the South Fork of eastern Long Island, the tribe recently took steps to make those beliefs become a reality. In early…

Sheguiandah Cannabis Dispensary Burns

From manitoulin.ca press release July 22 2020 On July 21, 2020 at 11 :40 PM the N.E.M.I. Fire Department and the UCCM Police were dispatched to a fire on Sheguiandah First Nation. The cannabis dispensary known as the “The Red Market” was completely destroyed by the fire. The Ontario Fire…

Red Pheasant celebrates grand opening of new cannabis retail outlet

From battlefordsnow.com original article by Angela Brown July 22 2020 A local mother from Red Pheasant Cree Nation is among those who appreciate seeing a new cannabis retail outlet now available on the First Nation. Red Flower Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary held its grand opening celebration Wednesday. Lorena Gardipysaid having a…

Indigenous cannabis cultivation facility to supply over 60 private B.C. stores

From princegeorgecitizen.com Original Article by Rebecca Dyok July 17 2020 An emerging Indigenous cannabis cultivation company in Burns Lake will be supplying its product to 65 private B.C. retail stores, marking one of the first partnerships of its kind in the province. Nations Cannabis announced it has signed a memorandum…

Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition creates interim agreement, 6 shops open, 31 more to come

A grassroots coalition has emerged – in the face of Band Council opposition and violent police raids – to set rules and to ensure the safety of Indigenous cannabis industry at Six Nations. From realpeoples.media original article July 13 2020 SIX NATIONS – The ongoing saga of cannabis dispensaries at Six…

B.C. First Nation expects to ink first inter-government cannabis agreement

Williams Lake First Nation anticipates announcing B.C.’s first nation-to-nation cannabis deal under provincial legislation From biv.com Original Article by Hayley Woodin July 9, 2020 Williams Lake First Nation expects to be the first Indigenous community in British Columbia to ink a government-to-government deal under B.C.’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act. Chief…

Clashes raise thorny question: How (or if) to regulate First Nations pot shops

From lfpress.com original article by Max Martin July 4 2020 Separate disputes over illegal pot shops near Southwestern Ontario Indigenous communities weeks apart highlight the complexities surrounding how First Nations cannabis stores ought to be regulated, if at all. On June 4, Middlesex OPP raided six illegal pot shops on…

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