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Sovereignty, partnerships, licencing themes of Indigenous conference on cannabis

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 12:25pm | Windspeaker “This is a golden opportunity for all First Nations to get into the game.” — Christian Sinclair, Opaskwayak Cree Nation Two federal ministers spoke at a conference in Ottawa this week which gathered Indigenous cannabis and hemp industry leaders to discuss next steps…

Cannabis ventures could have been part of reconciliation, conference hears

JOANNE LAUCIUS Updated: February 20, 2019 A panel of federal bureaucrats got an earful at a national Indigenous cannabis and hemp conference in Ottawa on Wednesday. The message: Getting a slice of the cannabis industry should have been part of Canada’s reconciliation with its Indigenous peoples — but that opportunity…