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Campbell River city council won’t support cannabis license, citing First Nation opposition and ‘at-risk youth’ nearby

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

Prohibition 2.0: Did Canada’s Legalization Merely Change What the War on Cannabis Looks Like?

VICE found that from 2015 to 2017, Canadian government agencies prosecuted minority cannabis users at a much higher rate than their white counterparts. In Regina, police were nine times more likely to arrest indigenous people for cannabis crime than whites. That’s in a city where indigenous people number 9.3 percent of…

Toronto police raid 5 marijuana dispensaries as retail locations still not permitted

By Nick Westoll Digital Broadcast Journalist  Global News, Global News Just two days after cannabis was legalized across Canada, Toronto police say drug squad officers raided five marijuana dispensaries across the city Friday afternoon. “Just as before Oct. 17, we are enforcing the laws and we are continuing to do so. Anybody who remains open is…

‘I don’t believe we’re ready at all’ says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief on new cannabis legislation

‘I don’t believe we’re ready at all’ says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief on new cannabis legislation: federal cannabis legislation came into effect on October 17, 2018. Cannabis policies vary right across Canada and Anishinabek First Nations