Couchiching was one of eight First Nations to receive a cannabis licence during a selection process that began on July 31 and a storefront is expected to open as early as the end of this year, or at the latest, summer of 2020.
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am not an expert on politics, land use or zoning bylaws but I am deeply disheartened by North Cowichan’s decision to consider the province’s application for a cannabis shop despite the plea from Cowichan Tribes Chief William Seymour .
First Nation communities in northern Ontario say Canada and the province are ignoring their jurisdiction as they roll out their cannabis legalization plans.
Negotiations are underway on a federal cannabis framework, that would see Indigenous communities run their own marijuana system, from grow-op to dispensary, separate from the provincial network.
B.C.’s largest First Nation is calling on the provincial government to rescind an application for a B.C. Cannabis store in a local shopping mall where its government hopes to open its own non-medical cannabis store.
“We have not been able to access a safe legal supply of cannabis because we were left out of the federal legislation,” Chief McLeod said.
Canada’s indigenous peoples, known as First Nations, want to get in on the legal cannabis action — or, in some cases, to continue to prohibit marijuana, in spite of federal legalization.
Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory has been named one of eight First Nations that have been approved for a retail cannabis outlet by the province.
Sarnia-Lambton, including Aamjiwnaang First Nation, has again been shutout of the lottery to get a legal cannabis retail store.