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Say Cannabis, Not Marijuana: The Racist History Behind Mother Mary and Her “Huana”

Why should we stop using the term “marijuana”? The word has a centuries-deep history rooted in racist practices and misinformation. Instead, call it cannabis. From Honeysuckle Magazine by Wei Hu July 25 2022 This summer, let’s all finally actually commemorate Mexican culture and heritage by ending the use of the…

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…

Former national chief says First Nations leadership have ‘no authority’ over cannabis dispensaries

Del Riley authored two sections of Canada’s Constitution Act affirming existing aboriginal and treaty rights. Decades later, they’re being used as a line of defence for the on-reserve cannabis industry From SooToday.com Original Article by James Hopkin June 23 2020 Although Del Riley is lending his roughly four decades of…

Analysis: Is cannabis an Aboriginal Right?

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…