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Band Council of Chippewas of Nawash passes Bylaw to prohibit cannabis through zoning bylaw

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

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…