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Indigenous South Africa Cannabis Growers Camp In Front Of Presidential Residence In Protest

From Benzinga by Joanna Scopel January 25 2023 Indigenous South African cannabis growers have been camping in front of the President’s office in Pretoria since 2018. “We won’t be moved (…) It’s our right to cultivate cannabis, and enjoy our way of life,” said King Khoisan SA, reported The Cannabis Culture. Khoisan, one…

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.”

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…

Not a Whole Lot of Equity in Arizona’s ‘Social Equity’ Marijuana Rules, Activists Say at Capitol

From Phoenix New Times by Niki D’Andrea May 27, 2021 Cannabis advocates took their protests about the state’s “social equity” dispensary licenses to the Arizona State Capitol on Thursday morning, in a small rally that drew about two dozen people, including representatives from activist groups Arizona NORML and Our Arizona.…

Black Farmers Protest SAHPRA Cannabis Licensing

Farmers and cultural groups have opposed the issuance process of cannabis cultivation licenses, accusing the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) of favoring “affluent white citizens” and multinational corporations. From Candid Chronicle by Michael Sands May 13 2021 Protest On Thursday April 22, the Black Farmers’ Association of South Africa (BFASA)…

“Return our medicines:” supporters of High-Way 69 Medicinal Dispensary rally against APS raid

About two dozen people gathered at the Shawanaga Band Council office on Monday, March 22nd to rally against the March 11th, 2021 raid by Anishinabek Police Services on the High-Way 69 Medicinal dispensary. The group was led by Hereditary Chief Del Riley, a former head of the National Indian Brotherhood, and one of the main authors and negotiators for the sections of the Canadian constitution which are meant to safeguard Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.

Media Release: Rally in Shawanaga – Stop the Raids, Return our Medicines!

At 9:30am on Monday, March 22nd, supporters of the High-Way 69 Medical Cannabis dispensary will gather in the parking lot of the store, and then travel in a convoy to the APS station in Wasauksing First Nation which launched the raid. The convoy will be led by Chief Del Riley and will demand that the APS return the stolen medicines and apologize for the raid. Supporters are asked to bring flags and signs and wear camo to show their support.

VIDEO – Batchewana Police receive letter and agree to “come to an arrangement” with dispensaries after National Aboriginal Day police station rallies

A new step in a dialogue was made on Sunday as Sergeant Jim Sayers of the Batchewana Police (OPP) agreed with dispensary owners that criminalization doesn’t work to address rights issues; and offered to “sit down, talk about it, come to an arrangement” as Anishinaabe people. OPP Provincial Liaison Team…

Tensions flare at former Camp Ipperwash

From Original Article by Tyler Kula June 20 2020 A shop was burned down, another damaged, and a firearm appears to have been drawn – and a suspect arrested – in what Kettle and Stony Point First Nation’s chief called a tense and hostile situation reminiscent of the deadly…