Southern chiefs will engage governments regarding the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba, with the goal of possibly creating an Anishinaabe and Dakota-led liquor, gaming and cannabis authority.
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Eskasoni First Nation concerned about unregulated cannabis sales after two recent incidents involving unwitting consumption of cannabis-laced, intends to open its own soon to sell cannabis and related products under the Mi’kmaq right to self-government.
At least two off-reserve cannabis retailers in Oliver raised a concern to the Chronicle about Indigenous Bloom not charging taxes, thereby, undercutting existing businesses that must charge the tax under federal law. They also questioned the fact these stores are not federally regulated.
For young people considering a job in a competitive industry, the longer the wait, the harder that grabbing a foothold can become. Seeming to be well-aware of this, the Nipissing First Nation has decided to lower a ladder, instead. "we lowered the age".
Cannabis age restriction to change for Nipissing First Nation jobs: “The age of buying our products is still 21. We realized afterwards that there were some concerns of post-secondary students that would be looking for work opportunities."
A fourth Saskatchewan First Nation has opened a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary. The Peepeekisis First Nation in Treaty 4 located east of Balcarres held a grand opening on its retail store “Joint Adventures Medical Dispensary”.
While pipeline protests have unified a certain segment of society, the developing cannabis sector has unified a cross country push for First Nation control of a commodity that will generate own-source revenues for generations.
Peepeekisis Cree Nation opens cannabis dispensary to boost local economy. Following approval from members and elders, the Peepeekisis Cree Nation started developing their own cannabis laws and regulations.
Peepeekisis Cree Nation has opened a cannabis dispensary on its land, becoming the fourth First Nation in Saskatchewan to do so without a permit from the Saskatchewan government.
An Indigenous community in Cape Breton is planning to open its own cannabis dispensary in response to safety concerns in the community.