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Shinnecock Nation Expects Medical Cannabis To Bring Communal Wellness, Economic Sustainability

From benzinga.com original article by Andrew Ward July 23 2020 The Shinnecock Indian Nation believes that medical cannabis plays a crucial part in its economic sustainability going forward. Located on the South Fork of eastern Long Island, the tribe recently took steps to make those beliefs become a reality. In early…

Sheguiandah Cannabis Dispensary Burns

From manitoulin.ca press release July 22 2020 On July 21, 2020 at 11 :40 PM the N.E.M.I. Fire Department and the UCCM Police were dispatched to a fire on Sheguiandah First Nation. The cannabis dispensary known as the “The Red Market” was completely destroyed by the fire. The Ontario Fire…

Red Pheasant celebrates grand opening of new cannabis retail outlet

From battlefordsnow.com original article by Angela Brown July 22 2020 A local mother from Red Pheasant Cree Nation is among those who appreciate seeing a new cannabis retail outlet now available on the First Nation. Red Flower Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary held its grand opening celebration Wednesday. Lorena Gardipysaid having a…

Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition creates interim agreement, 6 shops open, 31 more to come

A grassroots coalition has emerged – in the face of Band Council opposition and violent police raids – to set rules and to ensure the safety of Indigenous cannabis industry at Six Nations. From realpeoples.media original article July 13 2020 SIX NATIONS – The ongoing saga of cannabis dispensaries at Six…

B.C. First Nation expects to ink first inter-government cannabis agreement

Williams Lake First Nation anticipates announcing B.C.’s first nation-to-nation cannabis deal under provincial legislation From biv.com Original Article by Hayley Woodin July 9, 2020 Williams Lake First Nation expects to be the first Indigenous community in British Columbia to ink a government-to-government deal under B.C.’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act. Chief…

Clashes raise thorny question: How (or if) to regulate First Nations pot shops

From lfpress.com original article by Max Martin July 4 2020 Separate disputes over illegal pot shops near Southwestern Ontario Indigenous communities weeks apart highlight the complexities surrounding how First Nations cannabis stores ought to be regulated, if at all. On June 4, Middlesex OPP raided six illegal pot shops on…

First Indigenous cannabis licence holder can finally turn the lights on at new dispensary

‘The most important thing for me to say is thank you to the Nipissing First Nation community for saying ‘yes’ to allow this. Without that, we definitely would not be here’ From BayToday.ca original article by Linda Holmes June 29 2020 Zachary Lacelle, owner of Northern Zen Cannabis wasn’t sure…