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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…

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…

Fort McMurray group planning one of Canada’s first Indigenous cannabis operations

Fort McMurray #468 First Nation hopes to start construction of a plant in May on its land near Gregoire Lake, about 50 km southeast of Fort McMurray, says a spokesman for a Vancouver company consulting on the scheme. The operation is designed to produce 2,600 kilograms of pot annually — possibly…

Peguis First Nation a partner in what may be Manitoba’s biggest cannabis cultivation facility

By Lenard Monkman · CBC News · Posted: Oct 16, 2018  Winnipeg facility expected to employ 150-200 people One First Nation is preparing to be a major player in Manitoba’s cannabis industry and hopes to provide jobs for its members in the process. “We have entered into all aspects of the cannabis industry — from production, to…

Indigenous Bloom the only dispensary operating in Chilliwack with the dawn of legalization

By JENNIFER FEINBERG, Oct. 17, 2018, Reprinted from The Chilliwack Progress Ashwell Drive storefront is on Kwaw-Kwaw-A-Pilt First Nation land operating under a new ‘cannabis law.’ Indigenous Bloom was doing some brisk retail business on the day that cannabis became legal in Canada. The Ashwell Drive location on Kwaw-Kwaw-A-Pilt First Nation…

How one indigenous leader plans to become a titan of the pot industry in Canada

Reprinted from CTV News. Video Coverage here. OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, Manitoba — The drums echoed across the empty muddy parking lot outside the local hockey arena as if a call out to the entire community. Despite the howling winds and subzero temperatures, almost instantly dozens began to arrive. By foot,…