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Zoom Meeting with Chief Riley and Stacy Amikwabi: Cannabis, the Rowan Proclamation, and the rights of Band Councils

The Rowan Proclamation of 1854 builds on the Royal Proclamation of 1763, and defends and protects Indigenous property and business on unceded Indian lands. On November 24th, 2022 join 420 North, Flint and Flower, and media sponsors Dispensing Freedom and Real People’s Media to discuss attempts by Indian Act Band…

Supporters join Chris Googoo at courthouse to defend Micmac Sovereignty and Treaty Rights

DARTMOUTH, NS – Over 40 people accompanied Chris Googoo to his court date at the Dartmouth courthouse on October 11th, 2022. Googoo, an Elected Councillor and entrepreneur in Millbrook First Nation, is raising a constitutional challenge to defend his Aboriginal and Treaty rights to sell cannabis on unceded Indian lands after his shop was raided by the RCMP. Councillor Googoo’s shop in Cole Harbour was raided along with several others on December 23rd, 2020. He was charged under the Cannabis Act with “possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling,” and “possession for the purpose of distributing cannabis.”

Anishinaabe Constitutional Challenge on Cannabis passes hurdle as Crown’s motion to dismiss is thrown out

A group of 10 Anishinaabe cannabis users and dispensary owners who have raised a constitutional challenge to Canada’s Cannabis Act, won a victory at the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario yesterday. In a seven page decision, Justice P.J. Boucher refused a motion by the Crown to summarily dismiss the…

Judge dismisses charges against Mi’kmaw business accused of unlicensed cannabis sales

Matter dropped after Crown said lead investigator was no longer available From CBC by Erin Pottie September 2 2022 A Cape Breton man waited nearly two years to argue for what he says is his right to sell cannabis on reserve lands. But just as Albert Marshall Jr.’s trial got underway on…

Fighting illicit trade is a crucial step in eliminating cigarettes

Awareness and education surrounding illicit tobacco in Canada can reduce the impact on public health From The National Post by Joanne Peters, Postmedia Content Works August 3 2022 This story was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. The trade in illicit…

Traditional Medicine

By David Malmo-Levine from Cannabis Culture June 9 2022 CANNABIS CULTURE – White Supremacist pot cartel & BC Provincial Government seeks to raid Indigenous pot dispensaries out of existence “Boundary n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of…