In a two-page letter addressed to Chief Anthony Cappo of Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, SLGA regulatory services division vice-president Fiona Cribb said the SLGA and provincial government officials would be willing to meet with the First Nation to discuss its cannabis store, but stopped short of threatening any action.
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Premier Doug Ford's chief of staff ordered senior political aides to direct police to raid outlaw cannabis stores the day marijuana became legal and to show "people in handcuffs," the Toronto Star has learned.
Saskatchewan's justice minister is to meet next week with the chief of a First Nation that has opened an unlicensed cannabis store.
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.
A cannabis store operating outside the Saskatchewan government's regulatory framework is now open in a First Nation community 70 kilometres northeast of Regina after the band passed its own cannabis legislation. Justice Minister Don Morgan said Tuesday the province wants the store to shut down.
Saskatchewan’s justice minister says an unlicensed cannabis store on Indigenous land northeast of Regina is illegal.
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.
Muscowpetung First Nation will open the doors to its own marijuana dispensary under its own cannabis act, the Muscowpetung First Nation Cannabis/Hemp Act.
Meanwhile, about 45 minutes outside Regina, a First Nation is preparing to open its own cannabis store, according to Best Buds Society owner Pat Warnecke.