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Saskatchewan First Nation files claim in court over cannabis dispensary

Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:30PM EST  REGINA — A First Nation operating a cannabis dispensary without a provincial permit has laid the groundwork for taking the federal and Saskatchewan governments to court. The Muscowpetung First Nation filed a statement of claim in Regina Court of…

Violence in Akwesasne as protestors clash with Mohawk police over dispensary raid

by Alan S. Hale, Standard Freeholder, February 23, 2019 AWKESASNE — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is pleading for calm after a protest in front of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service headquarters became violent on Friday night, resulting in a police SUV to be stolen by protesters and burned on…

Cannabis as colonialism? N.W.T. woman says government shouldn’t ‘impose’ legalization

PHOTO: Nora Wedzin outside a community consultation in Behchoko on Sunday. Wedzin wants more time before cannabis is legalized. (CBC News/Mario De Ciccio) By Katie Toth. Reprinted from CBC News North. Originally published May 02, 2018. When Nora Wedzin hears about the federal and territorial governments’ plans to legalize cannabis, including…

Major Market Opportunities on First Nations Land

NEWS PROVIDED BY Marketnewsupdates.com.  Originally published Apr 12, 2018, 08:30 ET Emerging Advanced Resources Could Rock The Canadian Cannabis Industry  PALM BEACH, Florida, April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  The Canadian cannabis industry may have to triple its supplies to meet market demand. Health Canada is projecting that cannabis demand will soar to 1 million kilograms…

Sahtu chiefs disappointed after being ‘shot down’ on cannabis ownership proposal

By Katie Toth. Reprinted from CBC News North. Originally published April 30, 2018. Liquor stores will be the ones to sell cannabis, N.W.T. government proposal says  (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Some Sahtu chiefs in the Northwest Territories are disappointed the territorial government won’t let their First Nations sell cannabis when it…

Proponent First Nations and the FNTC work to create a First Nation Cannabis Tax and Regulation option

Originally published April 28, 2018. Reprinted from FNTC website. The FNTC has been working with proponent First Nations to advance a First Nation cannabis tax option since March 2017. The FNTC made proposals about this option in April 2017 to the Minister of Justice and in August 2017 to the…