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Canada’s Cannabis Act is leaving Indigenous entrepreneurs behind, critics say

From MJBizDaily.com by Matt Lamers September 16 2021 The Assembly of First Nations is calling on Canada’s federal government to remove regulatory barriers it says are excluding Indigenous entrepreneurs from participating in the expanding adult-use marijuana industry. The national advocacy group’s assertion – made in an interview with MJBizDaily and in its 2021 “Federal Priorities”…

Indigenous-owned and operated cannabis platform launches on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Red Market Brand’s long-term goal is to “establish a national network of First Nation-licenced producers who will supply Red Market and other First Nation cannabis products — all approved by Health Canada.” From TheGrowthOp by Sam Riches June 21 2021 Red Market Brand (RMB) will give Canadian consumers an Indigenous option when…

Puffed out! Canada’s legalized weed business flops with rush to grow the drug resulting in a 1.1 BILLION gram marijuana mountain that can’t be sold as HALF of all cannabis is still bought illegally

Canada’s legal weed market has been struggling since legalization in 2018  Between 2018-2020, some 500 tons of unpackaged cannabis was destroyed  In 2019 and 2020, total of almost 6 million packages of cannabis were discarded  Canadian firms currently warehousing 1.1 billion grams of harvested cannabis  Almost all of that cannabis…

Cannabis is an Aboriginal Right: Chief Del Riley’s Georgian Bay speaking tour July 12-15

Chief Del Riley, Hereditary Crane Clan Chief, former leader of the National Indian Brotherhood, past president of the Union of Ontario Indians, and past chairman of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples is doing a speaking tour to discuss the constitutionally protected Aboriginal right to cannabis. Chief Riley will be…

Herbal Remedies in Wikwemikong provides for all your medicinal cannabis needs

That hasn’t stopped Matthew Bell, a Bear Clan member of the Potawatomi nation, from seeking a different path – one which his fiercely independent ancestors travelled themselves. Instead of operating under Canada’s licensing system – which was devised without consulting Indigenous people – Bell is taking a stand for sovereignty.