Illegal pot store clerks given discharges in London court: One clerk, an Indigenous woman, was granted an absolute discharge after the Judge applied Gladue principles, a sentencing regime for First Nations people.
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Riley, with a lifetime of leadership at every level of Indigenous politics – local, regional, national and international – is now turning his mind to the issue of cannabis, and believes that Sections 25 and 35 of the Constitution Act can be used to protect the Indigenous right to use cannabis as a medicine and means of economic sustenance.
About a dozen community members and cannabis dispensary owners in Garden River First Nation (GRFN) were shocked when they arrived at the Band Council office only to find the doors locked and the meeting cancelled.
The art of denying Indians their human rights has been refined to a science. The following list of commonly used techniques will be helpful in " burglar- proofing" your reserves, and your rights.
Four months after the Liberal government passed legislation to provide free, fast pot pardons, just 118 people have had their records cleared — The government has estimated that about 10,000 people are eligible for the expedited pardons.
The following table shows the raids that Canadian police forces have carried out against Indigenous cannabis dispensaries on reserve. If there are others that we have missed, please let us know in the comments below. Date Community Store(s) Links Jan 4 2019 Henvey Inlet Medi Shack, other store https://dispensingfreedom.com/2019/08/13/two-alleged-illegal-cannabis-stores-raided-in-henvey-inlet-first-nation/ Jan…
It has been one year since Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation opened Mino-Maskihki “Good Medicine” Cannabis Dispensary, and Chief Anthony Cappo says it has been challenging but overall successful.
A man who was among three people arrested when a raid was conducted at two marijuana dispensaries on the Wahnapitae First Nation in mid-September has had several charges against him withdrawn.
A group of about 30 people marched in front of the Sudbury courthouse for several hours on Thursday, protesting the arrest and incarceration of Derek Roque.
The following are videos recorded at the scene of the protest to "Free Derek Roque" at the Sudbury Courthouse on September 19, 2019.