First Nations and the provinces should look to US state-tribal Compacts as a pragmatic way forward for cannabis regulation on-reserve.
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City council voted to allow cannabis stores in Thunder Bay nearly a year ago, on Jan. 15. Since then, a dispensary on Fort William First Nation was shut down by the band, while an operator who was approved to operate a shop was disqualified
Ontario will disband the current lottery system, as well as the process governing First Nations applications, on Jan. 6 and allow anyone interested in applying for a retail operator licence to do so from that date.
Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation and Williams Lake Indian Band were among the groups lobbying the BC government over its cannabis policies.
Cannabis sales should be legal in First Nations communities, former chief says. At least 50 illegal cannabis sales operations in the province, more than double the 20 legal Cannabis NB stores, that includes dispensaries in First Nations communities.
Pot producers implore Ontario to open more stores: Ontario is home to nearly half of Canada's 243 licensed cannabis producers, and the lack of retail outlets has already been flagged as one of the most serious challenges facing the burgeoning industry.
Fort William First Nation has been given the go-head by the Alcohol, Gaming Commission of Ontario to open a cannabis outlet in their community. But Chief Peter Collins says it's far from a done deal.
Ontario’s regulatory agency for cannabis retail stores has invited five more applicants from Nipissing First Nation to apply for a store authorization and operator licence. The announcement was made, without consulting the First Nation's Band Council.
From leaderpost.com link to article by ARTHUR WHITE-CRUMMEY, October 29, 2019 Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) plans to loosen the reins on the retail cannabis market, leaving one entrepreneur fearing a “free-for-all” that could snuff out independent pot shops across the province. Gene Makowsky, minister responsible for SLGA, announced…
Pikakakanagan women to open second cannabis shop: “To me it’s just two differently licensed shops. One would be licensed by Ontario, which I’m totally entitled to apply for, and one would be licensed by my own government, which I’m also entitled to have.