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RCMP raid unlicensed Cole Harbour cannabis dispensaries

From The CBC by Jack Julian December 23, 2020 Nine people were arrested Wednesday after the RCMP raided five unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in the Halifax area. Police say they seized a “significant quantity” of cannabis, cannabis products and cash from the dispensaries on Caldwell Road in Cole Harbour. The businesses operated on land…

Veritas Pharma Announces Timeline Update on the Acquisition of Indigenous Bloom Hemp Corporation and Provides Board Update

From Yahoo! Finance December 23 2020 Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 23, 2020) – Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE: VRT) (OTC: VRTHF) (FSE: 2VPA) (“Veritas” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it expects to complete the Due Diligence process for the acquisition of Indigenous Bloom Hemp Corporation (“HempCo”) within the…

BC Craft Farmers Co-Op and Nations Cannabis sign MOU

From cannabislifenetwork.com by Dylan Klimchuk December 17, 2020 On December 10th, 2020, NATIONS Cannabis and the BC Craft Farmers Co-op (BCCFC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU outline’s each party’s desire and willingness to commit to a mutually beneficial relationship that goes beyond a simple business agreement. NATIONS Cannabis is a First Nations…

B.C. ignoring First Nations goes far beyond cannabis: It flies in the face of established Aboriginal Rights and Title in Canada

“Reconciliation is not just words. Reconciliation is action.”– B.C. Premier John Horgan From insidethejar.com Original article by Amanda Siebert December 11 2020 Canada’s legal cannabis industry presents an agricultural opportunity of profound potential for First Nations and their governments; one could also argue that participating in such an industry is…

MCN passes medical marijuana law

Reservation commission recommended medical marijuana law passed unanimously making tribal policy on medical use more clear From mvskokemedia.com Original Article by Angel Ellis November 10 2020 OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation considered and unanimously passed traffic laws that would update the tribe’s criminal and traffic codes in order…

How Diverse is Canada’s Legal Cannabis Industry? Examining Race and Gender of its Executives and Directors

This policy brief by the CDPE and the University of Toronto offers a first-of-its-kind comprehensive and systematic look at the race and gender of those with the greatest influence and financial stake in the legal cannabis industry in Canada. Given the disproportionate negative effects experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People…

OPINION: Who is profiting off of cannabis in Canada? Not those who suffered most under cannabis prohibition

from theglobeandmail.com Original Article by Nazlee Maghsoudi and Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah October 14, 2020 Nazlee Maghsoudi is Knowledge Translation Manager, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation (CDPE), and Doctoral Candidate, Health Services Research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology,…