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Brother Processing specializes in providing Interac services for Indigenous dispensaries

Indigenous communities and businesses are often disadvantaged by a lack of infrastructure and business services on reserve. Our family owned business, Brother Processing Services, has been making concrete steps to help Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada access banking and merchant payment services.

B.C. raids four cannabis shops on K’ómoks First Nation land near Courtenay

By: Kendall Hanson from Chek News B.C.’s community safety unit (CSU), which is responsible for cannabis enforcement in the province, raided four shops on K’ómoks First Nation land this week. The raids were carried out on Thursday and while no one was arrested, a sizable amount of cannabis and products were seized.…

New Red Roots 420 Celebration

Redroots trading launches it’s new 420 event. Check out the video below. Facebook Comments

How Indigenous Women Are Revolutionizing The Cannabis Industry

From Forbes by Lindsey Bartlett April 11 2024 Indigenous women are reclaiming their heritage through weed. Reservations and the Native Americans who inhabit them walk a tightrope, balancing sovereignty with government relations. Tribes exist beyond the bounds of state lines, one reality that complicates the cannabis legalization matter even more.…

OSU partners with Native American tribes to explore making products and materials with hemp

From OPB by Sheraz Sadiq April 5 2024 Earlier this month, Oregon State University received $10 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with a coalition of Native American tribes to explore opportunities to manufacture products and materials made from hemp. Some of those industrial applications include turning…

Ontario is getting serious about cracking down on illicit pot shops — but one shop feels unfairly targeted

From Toronto Star by Josh Rubin April 2, 2024 Province’s budget spends $31 million to battle unregulated operators — an estimated 53 unlicensed stores in Toronto alone. The Ontario government is getting serious about cracking down on grey market pot shops — but whether they’ll be successful or not is another question. The…

Wisconsin missing out on $200 million of revenue from marijuana, Indigenous cannabis advocate says

From WTMJ Wisconsin’s Radio by Jack Graue April 1 2024 MICHIGAN — Wisconsin is flanked on all sides by states that allow medical and recreational marijuana, but does not legally allow the use of the plant. A legislative effort to bring restricted medical marijuana to Wisconsin fell apart in early 2024. Now,…

New Brunswick says it can’t enforce its cannabis laws on First Nations reserves

MARCH 31, 2024 | DAVID BROWN New Brunswick says it is unable to enforce its provincial cannabis laws on First Nations land, while other provinces take a different stance.  The new comments come following proposed changes to the province’s Cannabis Act and stand in contrast to statements and actions taken by other…

Toronto wants more money from the province to deal with a growing number of illegal cannabis stores

MARCH 27, 2024 | DAVID BROWN The head of Toronto’s licensing and standards department says the city needs more money to enforce the law against a growing number of illegal cannabis stores operating there.  In an interview with City News, Carleton Grant, Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards at City of Toronto, says…

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