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Medicine Wheel expands in new era of cannabis legalization

Medicine Wheel was the first cannabis dispensary to open on Alderville’s “Mashkiki Trail” or “Green Mile.” It is a state-of-the-art dispensary, testing site, and production facility established by Alderville First Nation member Rob Stevenson. Inspired by the growth of cannabis dispensaries in nearby Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Medicine Wheel opened its…

Indigenous cannabis news round-up

The Indigenous cannabis industry in Canada is growing quickly. There are two main aspects of the industry on reserve, grassroots people who are opening up their own dispensaries, and deals made by Band Council leaders with Licensed Producers. The following is a brief summary of some of the latest Indigenous…

Fort McMurray group planning one of Canada’s first Indigenous cannabis operations

Fort McMurray #468 First Nation hopes to start construction of a plant in May on its land near Gregoire Lake, about 50 km southeast of Fort McMurray, says a spokesman for a Vancouver company consulting on the scheme. The operation is designed to produce 2,600 kilograms of pot annually — possibly…

‘A huge economic opportunity:’ Akwesasne embracing legal pot

By ELIZABETH PAYNE: October 24, 2018, Ottawa Citizen Video coverage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avJaddut0JA&feature=youtu.be Some dispensaries in Akwesasne will have their legal Canadian pot delivered by boat to avoid bringing it through the U.S. where it remains very much illegal, but despite the unique geographical challenges, the reserve is poised to become a…

Indigenous Bloom the only dispensary operating in Chilliwack with the dawn of legalization

By JENNIFER FEINBERG, Oct. 17, 2018, Reprinted from The Chilliwack Progress Ashwell Drive storefront is on Kwaw-Kwaw-A-Pilt First Nation land operating under a new ‘cannabis law.’ Indigenous Bloom was doing some brisk retail business on the day that cannabis became legal in Canada. The Ashwell Drive location on Kwaw-Kwaw-A-Pilt First Nation…

Kanien’kehá:ka chiefs fear cannabis will lead to tobacco’s lingering problems

‘We have tobacco shacks, and we don’t want cannabis shacks’ Jessica Deer · CBC News · Posted: Oct 15, 2018 Kwetiio Goodleaf isn’t happy with how her community’s band council is developing legislation to regulate the cannabis industry in Kahnawake, Que. (Jessica Deer/CBC) Kwetiio Goodleaf has worked in Kahnawake’s tobacco industry for the past three…