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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.”

Anishinaabe Constitutional Challenge on Cannabis passes hurdle as Crown’s motion to dismiss is thrown out

A group of 10 Anishinaabe cannabis users and dispensary owners who have raised a constitutional challenge to Canada’s Cannabis Act, won a victory at the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario yesterday. In a seven page decision, Justice P.J. Boucher refused a motion by the Crown to summarily dismiss the…

RCMP raids only sovereign Indigenous cannabis dispensary in Alberta, steals property and damages facility

By Dispensing Freedom Staff SAMSON FIRST NATION – Burnin Grass Dispensary, one of the only sovereign Indigenous cannabis shops operating openly in Alberta was raided by the RCMP on Thursday, Sept 1st, 2022. In violation of constitutionally protected treaty and Aboriginal rights, the RCMP came onto the reserve with automatic…

Chief Riley speaks in M’Chigeeng FN as cannabis survey shows community support for grassroots entrepreneurship

M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION – Former National Chief Del Riley, the last president of the National Indian Brotherhood, will be speaking in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Sunday, August 7th. Chief Riley, who has been at the forefront of the battle to recognize cannabis as an Aboriginal and Treaty right, will be…

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…

“You’re actually in a hell of a good position here” Chief Del Riley on cannabis in Millbrook FN

Over 80 community members came out to hear former National Chief Del Riley speak about cannabis as an Aboriginal Right. Reposted from www.mikmaqcannabis.com MILLBROOK FIRST NATION – On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, former National Chief Del Riley made a presentation on the topic of “Decolonization, Moderate Livelihood, and cannabis as an…