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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.”

Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition creates interim agreement, 6 shops open, 31 more to come

A grassroots coalition has emerged – in the face of Band Council opposition and violent police raids – to set rules and to ensure the safety of Indigenous cannabis industry at Six Nations. From realpeoples.media original article July 13 2020 SIX NATIONS – The ongoing saga of cannabis dispensaries at Six…

Clashes raise thorny question: How (or if) to regulate First Nations pot shops

From lfpress.com original article by Max Martin July 4 2020 Separate disputes over illegal pot shops near Southwestern Ontario Indigenous communities weeks apart highlight the complexities surrounding how First Nations cannabis stores ought to be regulated, if at all. On June 4, Middlesex OPP raided six illegal pot shops on…

First Indigenous cannabis licence holder can finally turn the lights on at new dispensary

‘The most important thing for me to say is thank you to the Nipissing First Nation community for saying ‘yes’ to allow this. Without that, we definitely would not be here’ From BayToday.ca original article by Linda Holmes June 29 2020 Zachary Lacelle, owner of Northern Zen Cannabis wasn’t sure…

Pot shop raided again

Indigenous pot store once again target of Community Safety Unit From castanet.net Original Article by Kelsie Kilwana June 27, 2020 Tupas Joint, in downtown Vernon, had products seized by the Province of B.C.’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) for the second time this month. Officials seized the items for the second…