Indigenous cannabis retailers are turning their backs on the Ontario’s plan to license up to eight stores on First Nations reserves, suggesting provincial regulation would hurt thriving businesses, cause infighting and infringe on their sovereignty
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A recent announcement by the provincial government that it would be awarding another 50 retail licences in the province, eight of which will be reserved for First Nation communities, has raised significant concerns over jurisdiction for First Nations.
With provincially unregulated pot shops now operating on two Saskatchewan First Nations, Justice Minister Don Morgan says they’re definitely “problematic” and he wants the federal government to address the issue.
Sask. justice minister urging federal government to enforce on-reserve pot stores that are regulated by the First Nation but through the provincial government's regulator, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.
Unlicensed pot stores on Sask. First Nations ‘unfair’: province. As a second unlicensed, First Nation-owned cannabis store opens up in the province, the provincial government is looking to Ottawa to deal with unlicensed pot shops on First Nations.
Mi'kmaq chiefs want more say on cannabis sales: the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs expressed its members concerns about the retail of cannabis products as it pertains to First Nations peoples across Nova Scotia.
Chief says elders key to cannabis legislation, dispensary on Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation: The dispensary is operated by the First Nation, located 170 kilometres southeast of Regina. It does have a license from the First Nation but not from the Province.
Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation plebiscite and survey give chief and council nod to regulate legal pot sales
Limiting cannabis stores on Ontario First Nations against ‘community sovereignty’says regional Chief after the Ontario government announced that it will issue up to eight licences for cannabis store on First Nations reserves.
Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation opens cannabis dispensary: Approximately seven months after Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation opened its cannabis dispensary without a provincial licence, another Saskatchewan First Nation has followed suit.