Hundreds of delegates will gather to engage on the latest information and research relating to First Nations and cannabis, including key issues in areas like jurisdiction over sales and regulation, health impacts, social development impacts and economics.
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A report on priority areas identified during the Senate Committee's study of the Cannabis Act: Progress Report on Priorities Identified in the Eleventh Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples
Canada's legal cannabis industry is still in its early stages, and the country’s Indigenous communities are looking at the nascent market both skeptically and as an opportunity to prosper.
As the floodgates on Canada’s legal cannabis market are set to open this fall, Mohawks on the Kahnawake territory say they don’t plan on submitting to outside regulation.
The Trudeau government has averted a potential confrontation with Indigenous senators that could have delayed the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Senate on Tuesday passed the Cannabis Act, meaning it only needs royal assent to become law, but Indigenous communities will have to wait a little longer for the answers they want.
Like his Conservative colleague, Sen. Carolyn Stewart Olsen, Dagenais questioned the speed with which independent Indigenous senators abandoned plans Wednesday to propose an amendment that would have indefinitely delayed implementation of the bill
Conservative Sen. Dennis Patterson, who represents Nunavut, said “easy availability of this mind-numbing drug” will be devastating in remote areas where vulnerable Indigenous populations are already ravaged by addiction, mental health problems, violence and suicides.
The legal cannabis market is already presenting both challenges and opportunities for many Indigenous communities across the country. Former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine spent 2017 travelling to meet with First Nations and cannabis companies about the potential for future jobs and economic growth.
PHOTO: The Globe and Mail Newspaper Building, Toronto, courtesy Wikimedia Commons cc-by-sa-2.0. Reprinted from The Globe and Mail online. First published May 6, 2018 at 17:00. Conservative senators have been threatening to slow or even kill the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization bill for months. But with a third reading in the…