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Why this Mississaugas of the Credit-owned cannabis shop operates without an Ontario license

Mississaugas of the Credit Medicine Wheel rejects “centuries of economic genocide” From The Varsity by Georgia Kelly January 29 2023 At the College and Spadina intersection just off the UTSG campus, a Mississaugas of the Credit (MC) Medicine Wheel cannabis dispensary proudly operates without an Ontario license.  The 289 College Street store…

Cape Breton municipal police trample on Mi’kmaq rights in Membertou First Nation raids

In December of last year, the Cape Breton Regional Police Service carried out multiple raids in Membertou First Nation in violation of the constitutionally protected Aboriginal and Treaty Rights of several Mi’kmaq men. On December 13th, 2022 the municipal police force entered into federal “lands reserved for Indians” and raided the premises of Sully's Trading Post and Belly Busters Pizza & Donair to enforce provincial laws. 

Nativa Cannabis, opening soon, will be Seneca Nation’s first foray into cannabis industry

The Seneca Nation aims to formally enter the cannabis industry early this year. From Democrat and Chronicle by Adria R Walker January 13 2022 Construction is underway on Nativa Cannabis, a 2,500-square-foot dispensary that will be located on the Seneca Nation’s Niagara Falls territory at the corner of John Daly…

Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association Plans February Summit

From Shepperd Express Staff January 12 2023 The Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association (ICIA) will be hosting the “Wisconsin Cannabis Industry and Policy Summit” in Milwaukee on February 15th and 16th at the Hilton City Center. The summit, which is powered by Wisconsin-based Indigenous Business Group, will bring together cannabis and…

INDIGENOUS UNLICENSED CANNABIS STORES

From Cannabis Life Network by Caleb McMillan December 23 2022 A second Indigenous unlicensed cannabis retail store has opened in London, Ontario. Sewatohwat Cannabis recently opened without approval from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the province’s cannabis regulator. “The store is operated by sovereign people on sovereign land,” says a sign on the…

Indigenous Cannabis Association Executive Director advises tribes on pathways into industry

From Tribal Business News by Elyse Wild December 19 2022 When Mary Jane Oatman was seven years old, her grandparents were arrested for growing marijuana on the Nez Pierce Reservation in central Idaho, where the family lived. “It is a very healing medicine,” Oatman said. “When my grandma came home,…

B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Business Fund launched, creating new opportunities for First Nations in the cannabis industry

From Yahoo! Finance Canada News Wire December 16 2022 VANCOUVER, COAST SALISH TERRITORY, BC, Dec. 16, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, First Nations partners in British Columbia, alongside Federal and Provincial governments, announced the launch of the B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Business Fund, helping to increase representation in the regulated cannabis industry. This new Indigenous-led…