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Cannabis and Hemp Conference Sees Jurisdiction as Major Issue

NetnewsLedger 22 November 2018 by James Murray in Anishinaabe Treaty No.7 (Calgary, AB.)  – The first ever National Indigenous Cannabis and Hemp Conference at Tsuut’inaNation attracted approximately 500 participants and resulted in a common goal of working together to stake claim in the growing need of Cannabis and Hemp. “The issue of jurisdiction is…

First Nations consider questions of profit — and sovereignty — at first national Indigenous cannabis conference

By BRENNAN DOHERTY StarMetro Calgary Mon., Nov. 19, 2018 CALGARY—Cashing in on the “green wave” of Canada’s recreational cannabis industry is as much a question of sovereignty as it is profit for some First Nations communities and entrepreneurs. Roughly a month after the Canadian government legalized recreational cannabis, hundreds of delegates filled…

Medicine Wheel expands in new era of cannabis legalization

Medicine Wheel was the first cannabis dispensary to open on Alderville’s “Mashkiki Trail” or “Green Mile.” It is a state-of-the-art dispensary, testing site, and production facility established by Alderville First Nation member Rob Stevenson. Inspired by the growth of cannabis dispensaries in nearby Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Medicine Wheel opened its…

Prohibition 2.0: Did Canada’s Legalization Merely Change What the War on Cannabis Looks Like?

VICE found that from 2015 to 2017, Canadian government agencies prosecuted minority cannabis users at a much higher rate than their white counterparts. In Regina, police were nine times more likely to arrest indigenous people for cannabis crime than whites. That’s in a city where indigenous people number 9.3 percent of…

Indigenous cannabis news round-up

The Indigenous cannabis industry in Canada is growing quickly. There are two main aspects of the industry on reserve, grassroots people who are opening up their own dispensaries, and deals made by Band Council leaders with Licensed Producers. The following is a brief summary of some of the latest Indigenous…