Anyone caught moving alcohol and cannabis without a permit within Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation could face penalities including fines or banishment, under a new community law that came into effect this week.
Posts published in “Prohibition”
The following are videos recorded at the scene of the protest to "Free Derek Roque" at the Sudbury Courthouse on September 19, 2019.
The following is the full text of the Cannabis Control Law enacted by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Indian Act Band Council on March 31st, 2019.
Did Indigenous Canadians use Cannabis Before Europeans Arrived? After he arrived in North America, Jacques Cartier wrote in his journal that he could see “hempe” growing.
The Band Council of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation took the unprecedented step by passing zoning bylaws to completely ban cannabis operations on reserve. The bylaws were passed on July 11, 2019, and designate the entirety of the reserve as a “Special Development Zone” in which it is forbidden…
Campbell River city council won’t support cannabis license, citing First Nation opposition and ‘at-risk youth’ nearby: some of its prospective neighbours weren’t in favour of the idea, including Chief Councillor Chris Roberts of the We Wai Kum First Nation
Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation banning all illegal drugs, including cannabis: Chief and council passed by way of motion through a Band Council Resolution. A letter was sent on May 4th to inform all Carry The Kettle residents of the ban.
?Esdilagh First Nation council members have taken it upon themselves to lead the charge against drug use in ?Esdilagh.
Reversing drug prohibition and legalizing cannabis is a historic feat. But as Boyd points out, before we turn the chapter, drug prohibition needs to be “understood as a social justice and human rights issue. The question is how will the government address the historic violence and injustice of drug prohibition?”…
“It is not in our culture, it is not in our traditions to use something like (cannabis). We call those substances mind-changers,” says Kenneth Deer, a member of the Kahnawake Longhouse. “We’re fine with the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, but not recreational.” Deer is a Mohawk traditionalist and views the…