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Indigenous cannabis news round-up

The Indigenous cannabis industry in Canada is growing quickly. There are two main aspects of the industry on reserve, grassroots people who are opening up their own dispensaries, and deals made by Band Council leaders with Licensed Producers. The following is a brief summary of some of the latest Indigenous…

Peguis First Nation a partner in what may be Manitoba’s biggest cannabis cultivation facility

By Lenard Monkman · CBC News · Posted: Oct 16, 2018  Winnipeg facility expected to employ 150-200 people One First Nation is preparing to be a major player in Manitoba’s cannabis industry and hopes to provide jobs for its members in the process. “We have entered into all aspects of the cannabis industry — from production, to…

Toronto police raid 5 marijuana dispensaries as retail locations still not permitted

By Nick Westoll Digital Broadcast Journalist  Global News, Global News Just two days after cannabis was legalized across Canada, Toronto police say drug squad officers raided five marijuana dispensaries across the city Friday afternoon. “Just as before Oct. 17, we are enforcing the laws and we are continuing to do so. Anybody who remains open is…

How one indigenous leader plans to become a titan of the pot industry in Canada

Reprinted from CTV News. Video Coverage here. OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, Manitoba — The drums echoed across the empty muddy parking lot outside the local hockey arena as if a call out to the entire community. Despite the howling winds and subzero temperatures, almost instantly dozens began to arrive. By foot,…

Free-rein cannabis shops vs. a complete moratorium: 2 Anishinaabe communities have differing strategies on pot

Alderville and Hiawatha, separated by a few dozen kilometres, have a big divide when it comes to marijuana By Rhiannon Johnson · CBC News · Oct 12, 2018  Alderville and Hiawatha First Nations are preparing for cannabis legalization in their own ways. (Martin Trainor/CBC) On the south side of Rice Lake in southern Ontario, Alderville…

The Long Trail From Seed To Weed To Market

by Daniel J. Rowe – September 27, 2018 • The Eastern Door If all goes to plan, the RoyalMax Biotechnology and Sublime Culture medical marijuana facility will be operational next month. Katsiraké:ron McComber is an assistant grower and horticulturalist at the Sublime grow-op in Laval. “I just find it’s so fascinating,” said McComber.…

Cannabis trafficking charges laid against 2 Tribal ReLeaf former employees

Despite possibility of charges, Tribal ReLeaf has branches at Tobique and Oromocto First Nations Hadeel Ibrahim · CBC News · Posted: Jul 17, 2018 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: July 17 Nine months after the RCMP raided the Tobique First Nation dispensary Tribal ReLeaf, and were blockaded by community members for hours, two…