The provincial government maintains that the First Nation went ahead and opened its pot shop without a provincial license. The First Nation, on the other hand, stated that it passed its own band legislation with an 86 per cent majority voting in favour.
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In the federal Liberals’ haste to negotiate how they would share all of that delicious, new cannabis tax revenue with the provinces, they totally neglected to consult with Canada’s First Nations communities on the same issue.
Last Thursday, I tabled my private member’s bill to expunge records for possession of cannabis for recreational use, an activity that will be perfectly legal in less than a week.
EDITORIAL: Manitoba First Nations Chiefs see cannabis as opportunity for economic development
Senate, Indigenous leaders flagging import points on pot: The Senate seems determined to slow the Liberal government's timeline for marijuana legalization, and Justin Trudeau seems just as determined to deliver his legalization on time
Want to meet and network with the people running the booming indigenous cannabis industry in Tyendinaga? To be among thousands of like-minded, peace-loving people who share a love and respect for the cannabis plant? To be front row for four days of cutting-edge workshops where you’ll learn more than you…
A groundbreaking 2014 ruling by Ontario Justice Gethin Edwards may point the way to Indigenous medicine claiming cannabis as an “Aboriginal right.” Indigenous Medical rights and the Constitution In 2014, Ontario Court Justice Gethin Edward made a groundbreaking ruling in a case having to do with Aboriginal rights and Indigenous medicine. The…
It wasn’t so long ago that we remember when Tyendinaga had but one cannabis dispensary, one which was under constant threat of closure by the local constabulary. Today there are over a dozen dispensaries in Tyendinaga. Like tobacco, there is scarcely one family on the territory that does not have…
It’s reefer madness to think marijuana will pay the bills; The tax-free status of Canada's Indigenous reservations will also undermine federal and provincial marijuana revenues. Tobacco tax exemptions amount to an estimated $686 million annually.
Give First Nations priority access to marijuana industry: The projected legalization of marijuana in Canada in July 2018 gives the federal government an opportunity to bring communities — including Indigenous ones — into this lucrative sector in a big way.