Four months after the Liberal government passed legislation to provide free, fast pot pardons, just 118 people have had their records cleared — The government has estimated that about 10,000 people are eligible for the expedited pardons.
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The following table shows the raids that Canadian police forces have carried out against Indigenous cannabis dispensaries on reserve. If there are others that we have missed, please let us know in the comments below. Date Community Store(s) Links Jan 4 2019 Henvey Inlet Medi Shack, other store https://dispensingfreedom.com/2019/08/13/two-alleged-illegal-cannabis-stores-raided-in-henvey-inlet-first-nation/ Jan…
Anishinabek Police bust illegal cannabis dispensary in Garden River First Nation. Acting on a complaint, police seized about $30,000 worth of marijuana, edibles, hashish, CDB and THC oils and $3,500 in cash.
The Anishinabek Police Service conducted a Cannabis Act investigation on an illegal cannabis dispensary operating on the Garden River First Nation. With the assistance of the Batchewana Police Service, on Nov. 27, 2019.
Pot shop opens near Princeton on band land. As the shop is on Upper Similkameen Indian Band land, it is not subject to provincial or municipal licensing requirements, said owner.
Cannabis cops crack down: There are multiple stores to purchase cannabis, including edibles, along what has come to be called the "green mile" on Okanagan Indian Band land. These shops indicate they operate in a "grey zone" – but the Police says no.
The owner of a cannabis shop in Millbrook, who has been publicly vocal about his operations, had his products seized in an RCMP raid, but he is adamant that he is operating legally under his Indigenous rights, and he now is considering civil legal action.
A man who was among three people arrested when a raid was conducted at two marijuana dispensaries on the Wahnapitae First Nation in mid-September has had several charges against him withdrawn.
Recent RCMP spot checks conducted in Millbrook, according to one shop owner, were set up specifically to target non-natives who are purchasing cannabis products on the reserve.
Finance minister George Hickes said in the Legislature Monday that he doesn't think Nunavut's online sales options have led to a change in the amount of cannabis purchased illegally in Nunavut.