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Zoom Meeting with Chief Riley and Stacy Amikwabi: Cannabis, the Rowan Proclamation, and the rights of Band Councils

The Rowan Proclamation of 1854 builds on the Royal Proclamation of 1763, and defends and protects Indigenous property and business on unceded Indian lands. On November 24th, 2022 join 420 North, Flint and Flower, and media sponsors Dispensing Freedom and Real People’s Media to discuss attempts by Indian Act Band…

Supporters join Chris Googoo at courthouse to defend Micmac Sovereignty and Treaty Rights

DARTMOUTH, NS – Over 40 people accompanied Chris Googoo to his court date at the Dartmouth courthouse on October 11th, 2022. Googoo, an Elected Councillor and entrepreneur in Millbrook First Nation, is raising a constitutional challenge to defend his Aboriginal and Treaty rights to sell cannabis on unceded Indian lands after his shop was raided by the RCMP. Councillor Googoo’s shop in Cole Harbour was raided along with several others on December 23rd, 2020. He was charged under the Cannabis Act with “possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling,” and “possession for the purpose of distributing cannabis.”

Judge dismisses charges against Mi’kmaw business accused of unlicensed cannabis sales

Matter dropped after Crown said lead investigator was no longer available From CBC by Erin Pottie September 2 2022 A Cape Breton man waited nearly two years to argue for what he says is his right to sell cannabis on reserve lands. But just as Albert Marshall Jr.’s trial got underway on…

From raids to riches: Listuguj’s cannabis shops bounce back after 2020 police shakedown

Additional marijuana regulations and community revenue needed, says chief From APTN by Emelia Fournier September 1 2022  A Mi’gmaq First Nation on the Quebec-New Brunswick border has seen its marijuana industry grow dramatically – and its Cannabis Office is trying to figure out how to manage the boom. Weed shops have…

Traditional Medicine

By David Malmo-Levine from Cannabis Culture June 9 2022 CANNABIS CULTURE – White Supremacist pot cartel & BC Provincial Government seeks to raid Indigenous pot dispensaries out of existence “Boundary n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of…

The Woman Advocating For Communities of Color to Benefit From the Cannabis ‘Green Rush,’ One Glass Pipe at a Time

An interview with Kristina Lopez Adduci, cannabis entrepreneur From Jezebel by Shannon Melero June 23 2021 Kristina Lopez Adduci, the Jersey-born Puerto Rican founder of a cannabis accessory company called House of Puff, has long believed in the usefulness of cannabis, and she has built her business to highlight the beauty…

OPINION: Black Founders in Cannabis and Psychedelics Are Changing How We Think About Drugs

How they’ve overcome the stigma and their thoughts on what future entrepreneurs can do to get a head start in the business. From Green Entrepreneur by Leland Radovanovic June 18 2021 It bears repeating that the drug war in the U.S., which arguably got its training wheels in 1875 when…

Diversity in Cannabis: Lil Wayne, Honeysuckle Rock Times Square with Powerful Message

From The Bluntness by Taylor Engle June 29 2021 In their latest effort to spread awareness and spark conversation, Honeysuckle Magazinehas partnered with hip hop legend and cannabis advocate/entrepreneur Lil Wayne on “Diversity in Cannabis,” a Times Square campaign that will go down in history and hopefully set the stage for…