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TOP STORIES 2020: Retail landscape for legal cannabis stores in Chilliwack kept shifting

From The Chilliwack Progress by Jennifer Feinberg December 30, 2020 The provincial government declared cannabis retail business an essential service in March 2020 Chilliwack’s retail landscape for legal cannabis kept shifting in 2020. The Chilliwack area was already unique, with the first fully licensed store in the region opening in…

OPINION: We need to liberate Indigenous entrepreneurs

From theguardian.com original article by Josh Quesnel August 31 2020 A Winnipeg-area Indigenous entrepreneur might hold the key to Indigenous peoples controlling their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Josh Giesbrecht is president and co-founder of Exchange PPE, a new business-to-business venture that distributes personal protective equipment (PPE) to Indigenous businesses,…

Red Pheasant celebrates grand opening of new cannabis retail outlet

From battlefordsnow.com original article by Angela Brown July 22 2020 A local mother from Red Pheasant Cree Nation is among those who appreciate seeing a new cannabis retail outlet now available on the First Nation. Red Flower Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary held its grand opening celebration Wednesday. Lorena Gardipysaid having a…

Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition creates interim agreement, 6 shops open, 31 more to come

A grassroots coalition has emerged – in the face of Band Council opposition and violent police raids – to set rules and to ensure the safety of Indigenous cannabis industry at Six Nations. From realpeoples.media original article July 13 2020 SIX NATIONS – The ongoing saga of cannabis dispensaries at Six…

Six Nations council, cannabis commission clash with community members who want to sell

Community-driven cannabis coalition calls statement a ‘slap in the face’ From cbc.ca Original Article by Dan Taekema Jule 2 2020 In December of 2017 Dispensing Freedom conducting an in-depth survey on attitudes towards cannabis in Six Nations, the results of which can be seen here. The Six Nations of the…

First Indigenous cannabis licence holder can finally turn the lights on at new dispensary

‘The most important thing for me to say is thank you to the Nipissing First Nation community for saying ‘yes’ to allow this. Without that, we definitely would not be here’ From BayToday.ca original article by Linda Holmes June 29 2020 Zachary Lacelle, owner of Northern Zen Cannabis wasn’t sure…

Pot shop raided again

Indigenous pot store once again target of Community Safety Unit From castanet.net Original Article by Kelsie Kilwana June 27, 2020 Tupas Joint, in downtown Vernon, had products seized by the Province of B.C.’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) for the second time this month. Officials seized the items for the second…