Pikakakanagan women to open second cannabis shop: “To me it’s just two differently licensed shops. One would be licensed by Ontario, which I’m totally entitled to apply for, and one would be licensed by my own government, which I’m also entitled to have.
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There are currently eight cannabis dispensaries on the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, and soon, one could become legal. Owner of Madashk, Sherry Kohoko, says she applied for a license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commision of Ontario (AGCO).
The Pikwàkanagàn First Nation near Ottawa will get to apply for a retail cannabis store licence, representing the ninth pot shop on the territory and the only government-sanctioned one.
Council Candidate Nick Wyman released two videos today on his Facebook campaign page expressing his desire to see fundamental changes take place in Elected Council's relationship to the cannabis industry at Six Nations.
Enderby area dubbed 'Greenderby' as pot shops bloom and West of Vernon, the Okanagan Indian Band's Westside Road has earned the nickname "the Green Mile" and now boasts two drive-through cannabis stores along with five other pot shops all in close proximi
A cluster of pot shops on the Splatsin reserve. Instead of participating in the provincial regulatory system for marijuana sales, band will be coming up with its own regulation for cannabis sales.
A second, First Nations operated retail cannabis store has opened on the Tk’emlps reserve. Indigenous Bloom is now open for business, and joins a growing number of retail pot shops throughout the Kamloops area.
The next federal government needs to amend the Cannabis Act so First Nations can have jurisdiction over the industry on their territories, to seize its economic potential and avoid potential conflicts, according to some Indigenous leaders.
Terry Teegee will chair the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs Committee on Cannabis, which is working on a framework to harmonize the First Nation “seed to sale” cannabis industry with the rest of Canada.
Today there is a barrier to First Nations pursuing the legal cannabis business, even on our own lands. The problem is rooted in the fact that the federal government has delegated cannabis retail licensing authority to the provinces.