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Chief Del Riley and panel to discuss rights issues in public meeting at 2pm on May 12th at Westin Hotel

PRESS RELEASE – NEWSWIRE.CA – MAY 9 2023 OTTAWA, ON, May 9, 2023 /CNW/ – Medicine Wheel Natural Healing became the first Anishinaabe sovereign cannabis dispensary in Canada when it opened its doors in Alderville First Nation in 2017. Now, with the support of former National Chief Delbert Riley, Medicine Wheel Natural Healing has opened a new location…


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.

Dispensing Freedom Newsletter #1 | April 12, 2023

Hello readers, and welcome to our new weekly newsletter. We are pleased to share that the Dispensing Freedom website now hosts over 1000 cross referenced articles about Indigenous Cannabis issues, making it the single largest online repository of Indigenous Cannabis news and information. Dispensing Freedom aggregates and categorizes all mainstream…

ICIA Launches Cannabis Enthusiast Memberships

The Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association launches new cannabis enthusiast level membership for individuals to join From Leaf Nation by Steve Elliot March 28 2023 The Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association (ICIA) has launched “Friends of ICIA” membership level. The move is backed by legendary actor and musician Gary Farmer. The ICIA, a nonprofit…

A tribe in northern Wisconsin is pursuing retail cannabis. Here’s why many tribes see the potential industry as a way to diversify revenue.

Some tribal officials are seeking a medical marijuana compact similar to the gaming compact the state has with the tribes. From Green Bay Press Gazette by Frank Vaisvilas March 27, 2023 ODANAH – The Bad River Ojibwe Tribe in northern Wisconsin this month posted a job application for a legal consultant to…

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