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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.…

Halifax Regional Police trample on  Mi’kmaq Treaty Rights

In an interview with Dispensing Freedom, Mr. Durfee stated that when the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP – led by Detective Constable Jeffrey Seebold – raided Amu Leaf, the officers displayed significant “ignorance and racism” in their conduct. Durfee says that the officers “ripped all of our treaty materials off the walls and shredded them, tore down all our signage from the walls, and smashed all of our security cameras.”

Red Roots Trading opens new sovereign cannabis store in Ottawa; steps up efforts to give back to Algonquin people

There is a new sovereign Indigenous cannabis store open in south-east Ottawa. The Red Roots Trading Co.(formally known as Medicine Wheel Natural Healing – Ottawa) has not only rebranded its flagship store at 196 Beechwood Ave in Vanier, but has now opened up a new location at 1990 Russell Road in Ottawa.

Sudbury trial raises questions about Indigenous rights to sell cannabis

Outcome could have broader implications for how pot is sold on and off First Nations From CBC by Aya Dufour January 15 2024 Although the 10 defendants who logged into a virtual Superior Court of Justice trial on Monday are from different areas of Ontario, they have two things in common: they’re Indigenous, and…

Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs choose between government red tape and reserve ‘red markets’

From The Globe & Mail by Ryan Hook November 30 2023 On Alderville First Nation – a reserve south of Roseneath, Ont. – a dozen cannabis stores make up a short stretch of Highway 45, in what’s been dubbed “The Green Mile.” Since Canada legalized cannabis in 2018, the sector’s…

Six Nations addresses cannabis distribution during Santa Claus Parade

From The Brant Beacon by Michael Stamou November 24 2023 Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council addressed the distribution of cannabis products during their annual Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 18, 2023. An issue arose during the annual Santa Claus Parade, where one cannabis business distributed their…