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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…

B.C. First Nation expects to ink first inter-government cannabis agreement

Williams Lake First Nation anticipates announcing B.C.’s first nation-to-nation cannabis deal under provincial legislation From biv.com Original Article by Hayley Woodin July 9, 2020 Williams Lake First Nation expects to be the first Indigenous community in British Columbia to ink a government-to-government deal under B.C.’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act. Chief…

Clashes raise thorny question: How (or if) to regulate First Nations pot shops

From lfpress.com original article by Max Martin July 4 2020 Separate disputes over illegal pot shops near Southwestern Ontario Indigenous communities weeks apart highlight the complexities surrounding how First Nations cannabis stores ought to be regulated, if at all. On June 4, Middlesex OPP raided six illegal pot shops on…

B.C. Interior First Nation breaks ground on farm-to-gate cannabis cultivation facility

From VernonMorningStar.com Original Article by Rebecca Dyok June 23 2020 It was a momentous day for the Williams Lake First Nation, formerly known as the Williams Lake Indian Band, that broke ground on B.C.’s first farm-to-gate cannabis cultivation facility. A ceremony was held under cloudy skies Monday morning on reserve…

VIDEO – Batchewana Police receive letter and agree to “come to an arrangement” with dispensaries after National Aboriginal Day police station rallies

A new step in a dialogue was made on Sunday as Sergeant Jim Sayers of the Batchewana Police (OPP) agreed with dispensary owners that criminalization doesn’t work to address rights issues; and offered to “sit down, talk about it, come to an arrangement” as Anishinaabe people. OPP Provincial Liaison Team…