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Sources: Canada’s Cannabis Act review won’t launch until after queen’s funeral

From MJBizDaily by Matt Lamers September 15 2022 The Canadian government is delaying the launch of the mandatory review of the country’s 2018 recreational cannabis law because of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, sources told MJBizDaily. Queen Elizabeth II, who was Canada’s monarch, died Sept. 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The…

Canada’s Cannabis Act is leaving Indigenous entrepreneurs behind, critics say

From MJBizDaily.com by Matt Lamers September 16 2021 The Assembly of First Nations is calling on Canada’s federal government to remove regulatory barriers it says are excluding Indigenous entrepreneurs from participating in the expanding adult-use marijuana industry. The national advocacy group’s assertion – made in an interview with MJBizDaily and in its 2021 “Federal Priorities”…

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,…

Former national chief says First Nations leadership have ‘no authority’ over cannabis dispensaries

Del Riley authored two sections of Canada’s Constitution Act affirming existing aboriginal and treaty rights. Decades later, they’re being used as a line of defence for the on-reserve cannabis industry From SooToday.com Original Article by James Hopkin June 23 2020 Although Del Riley is lending his roughly four decades of…