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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…

Ontario’s retail cannabis market is booming, but the new status quo is built on old injustices, say advocates

The rollout of the cannabis retail market has failed communities gravely affected by drug laws prior to legalization, advocates say. From The Toronto Star by Danica Samuel June 29 2021 Tyler James, community outreach co-ordinator at Cannabis Amnesty, says that the system ought to consider the cannabis industry’s past, present…

Analysis: SNGR Band Council “Cannabis Law” violates both Canadian Law and the Great Law

From RealPeoples.Media EDITORIAL June 18, 2021 SIX NATIONS – On June 9, 2021 elected Chief Mark Hill and the Six Nations of the Grand River Indian Act Elected Band Council passed a new version of their “cannabis law” that will come “into force” on June 21, 2021. The law is a brazen attempt by elected…

Position paper blasts Shawanaga Cannabis Law as an “unconstitutional” violation of the people’s rights

The position paper “opposes the proposed cannabis law for multiple reasons, including but not limited to: A) its unconstitutional violation of our Aboriginal and Treaty rights on our unceded Indigenous lands, B.) the failure of Chief and Council to involve or consult with the people, C) the lack of transparency or accountability over the convoluted corporate structure created to monopolize the cannabis industry, and D) the way in which the law criminalizes Shawanaga members involved in the cannabis industry.”