WAHNAPITAE ANISHINABEK TERRITORY – In a surprise move by Anishinabek Police Services (APS), two dispensaries in Wahnapitae – Creator’s Choice and First Nations Medicinal were raided at 12:10pm today by a force of over a dozen police cruisers bearing the APS insignia. According to APS Police Chief Marc Lesage, the APS did not receive a request from Chief and Council of Wahnapitae First Nation to conduct the raids, but acted on their own behalf to unilaterally enforce the Federal Cannabis Act on Indigenous lands.
This audio was recorded at the September 4-5 2019 AFN National Cannabis Summit at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.
The unbearable whiteness of weed: Canada’s booming cannabis industry has a race problem. Racial inequities have quickly become fundamental in our legal cannabis industry.
On Thursday September 18th over 50 people showed up on less than 12 hours notice to rally in support of Derek Roque, the owner of Creator's Choice, an indigenous cannabis dispensary in Wahnapitae First Nation. Here is a compilation of some of the video that was taken that day.
The Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council (HCCC) may be stepping into a quagmire of who is in control of cannabis sales and production at Six Nations. The HCCC agreed to look at issues surrounding cannabis sales and use at Six Nations including medical use and policing issues at its meeting Saturday, August 24 2019.
“I’m growing hemp on my farm,” said Winona LaDuke, who lives near the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. “Other tribal members are growing hemp. Our new tribal chairman supports hemp. I want to help rebuild Minnesota’s hemp rope and textile industry.
At the end of August, the Manitoulin OPP stopped a vehicle travelling on Highway 17 in Baldwin Township, Ontario. Officers found the driver to be suspended in the Province of Ontario. Further investigation revealed the driver to be in possession of controlled drugs, and an amount of Canadian money.
Couchiching was one of eight First Nations to receive a cannabis licence during a selection process that began on July 31 and a storefront is expected to open as early as the end of this year, or at the latest, summer of 2020.
The first legal cannabis shop in the Alberni Valley opened over the Labour Day weekend on Tseshaht First Nation land, and others are coming—and there needs to be a place for it as we move forward.
am not an expert on politics, land use or zoning bylaws but I am deeply disheartened by North Cowichan’s decision to consider the province’s application for a cannabis shop despite the plea from Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour .