Last month, Kana Leaf on Nipissing First Nation became the first cannabis retail store to open in the area. An application to open another store on Nipissing First Nation, called Northern Zen Cannabis, is still moving through the approval process.
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Southern chiefs will engage governments regarding the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba, with the goal of possibly creating an Anishinaabe and Dakota-led liquor, gaming and cannabis authority.
In Burns Lake, an Indigenous-owned company wants to replace vanishing forestry jobs with new jobs in pot production. Nations Cannabis plans to renovate a former mill in Decker Lake to cultivate 25,000 square feet of marijuana.
"Anyone can get access to seeds, dirt and water," says the cannabis and Indigenous rights activist Ian Campeau — formerly of the Juno-winning A Tribe Called Red, "That’s all it takes to get started."
Oneida First Nations' ban on visitors will force smokers, drivers to pay taxes to support recovery. While this may be a disappointment for the black-market customers, perhaps they can understand that their taxable purchases may help save lives.
Oneida of the Thames First Nation closing to non-residents amid COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the The Red Eagle Smoke Shop on Oneida Road, a native marijuana dispensary on the Oneida Reserve southwest of London.
Alderville chief, council order pot shops to temporarily close amid coronavirus pandemic in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
COVID-19: Tseshaht First Nation declares state of emergency. The Tseshaht Market and Orange Bridge Cannabis store are reducing their hours and implementing physical distancing.
Not all First Nations are battening down the COVID-19 hatches. with Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville. Dozens of smoke shacks and even more illegal cannabis operations are open for business, mainly to off-reserve customers.
The Key Health and Social Factors for a Cannabis Strategy Forum hosted by the Anishinabek Nation Health Department in early March in Toronto brought together Anishinabek front-line workers to discuss the current challenges that the legalization of cannabis