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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…

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…

Pushed to its limits by provincial stalling, Millbrook polls residents on how to proceed with band-endorsed cannabis sales

From thechronicleherald.ca Original Article by Harry Sullivan June 16 2020 MILLBROOK, N.S. —  Millbrook First Nations residents are being asked for their opinions on how they want the band council to proceed regarding the endorsed sale of cannabis products. Millbrook and other First Nations communities within Nova Scotia have invested…

OPP raid six black market pot shops near Oneida First Nation, arrest six

From lfpress.com Original Article by Dale Carruthers June 4 2020 Police raided a half-dozen black market cannabis dispensaries on the outskirts of an Indigenous community southwest of London Thursday. Members of the OPP joint forces cannabis enforcement team searched six illegal pot shops on Carriage Road in Middlesex Centre at…

Indigenous constitutional expert says Garden River cannabis shops are legal

Over 60 people gathered on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 to hear Del Riley, a former leader of the National Indian Brotherhood, and co-author of Section 25 and 35 of the Canadian Constitution, speak about the Indigenous right to run cannabis dispensaries on their own lands. The evening’s event came in the context of a recent raid on an indigenous cannabis dispensary in the territory, and a 50 person strong rally outside of Band Council offices.