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Manitoba suing to prevent unlicensed cannabis retailer from operating in province

By David Brown, Stratcann, July 2, 2021. Manitoba’s Attorney General announced today they have brought a lawsuit seeking to shut down an unlicensed retailer operating in the province.  The lawsuit seeks an interim and permanent injunction against Indigenous Bloom Long Plain GP and its owners, Long Plain First Nation, and Indigenous Bloom…

Indigenous man says he can sell cannabis without B.C. lisence because of UN declaration

"It's made it quite difficult for First Nations to actually do any business off-reserve, so I took it upon myself — once the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was tabled in B.C. — to step off-reserve and basically assert our rights within our territory, our practice, our rights within our territory."

Indigenous man says he can sell cannabis without B.C. licence because of UN declaration

Okanagan Indian Band member has been fined by the province and asked not to sell weed in Vernon From CBC.ca by Winston Szeto March 25 2021 An Okanagan Indian Band member says the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) adopted by the B.C. government means he doesn’t need…

B.C. ignoring First Nations goes far beyond cannabis: It flies in the face of established Aboriginal Rights and Title in Canada

“Reconciliation is not just words. Reconciliation is action.”– B.C. Premier John Horgan From insidethejar.com Original article by Amanda Siebert December 11 2020 Canada’s legal cannabis industry presents an agricultural opportunity of profound potential for First Nations and their governments; one could also argue that participating in such an industry is…

How Diverse is Canada’s Legal Cannabis Industry? Examining Race and Gender of its Executives and Directors

This policy brief by the CDPE and the University of Toronto offers a first-of-its-kind comprehensive and systematic look at the race and gender of those with the greatest influence and financial stake in the legal cannabis industry in Canada. Given the disproportionate negative effects experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People…

B.C. First Nation expects to ink first inter-government cannabis agreement

Williams Lake First Nation anticipates announcing B.C.’s first nation-to-nation cannabis deal under provincial legislation From biv.com Original Article by Hayley Woodin July 9, 2020 Williams Lake First Nation expects to be the first Indigenous community in British Columbia to ink a government-to-government deal under B.C.’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act. Chief…

Pushed to its limits by provincial stalling, Millbrook polls residents on how to proceed with band-endorsed cannabis sales

From thechronicleherald.ca Original Article by Harry Sullivan June 16 2020 MILLBROOK, N.S. —  Millbrook First Nations residents are being asked for their opinions on how they want the band council to proceed regarding the endorsed sale of cannabis products. Millbrook and other First Nations communities within Nova Scotia have invested…