Illicit vape pens and refill cartridges were for sale at four of the six cannabis stores visited by this newspaper at Pikwakanagan First Nation on the shores of Golden Lake, about 150 kilometres west of Ottawa.
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The next federal government needs to amend the Cannabis Act so First Nations can have jurisdiction over the industry on their territories, to seize its economic potential and avoid potential conflicts, according to some Indigenous leaders.
A group of about 30 people marched in front of the Sudbury courthouse for several hours on Thursday, protesting the arrest and incarceration of Derek Roque.
UCCM Anishnaabe Police Drug Enforcement Unit executed a Criminal Code warrant at a residence in Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation based on information that there was an illegal cannabis dispensary located on the property.
The owners of two Wahnapitae marijuana dispensaries are vowing to reopen after raids Wednesday by Anishinabek Police Service shut them down.
The following are videos recorded at the scene of the protest to "Free Derek Roque" at the Sudbury Courthouse on September 19, 2019.
Chants of “Free Derek Roque” could be heard outside the Sudbury Courthouse this morning and dozens of people gathered to support the owner of Creator's Choice, who was arrested Sept. 18 after Anishinabek Police Service raided his dispensary on Wahnapitae First Nation.
On September 18, 2019, members of the Anishinabek Police Service (APS), Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET) executed a search warrant at two illegal cannabis storefronts located on Wahnapitae First Nation, Ontario.
A group of nearly 20 people rallied outside the Sudbury courthouse Thursday morning after police raided two First Nation cannabis dispensaries on Wednesday afternoon.
Reserves are now essentially a law enforcement no-go zone. They will not step foot on a reserve to shut down a pot shop, not even if there are at least 36 on a small reserve like Tyendinaga, Pop: 4,297.