Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) has officially legalized recreational cannabis in its community, making it the first of 12 federally recognized tribes in the state of Michigan to do so.
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The lies about pot never stopped—they just got more sophisticated! A bunch of ads have appeared all over the country in the wake of pot legalization. Many are on bus shelters and billboards, but some are in newspapers, on TV, and online.
A First Nation operating a cannabis dispensary without a provincial permit has laid the groundwork for taking the federal and Saskatchewan governments to court.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says his government will enforce a cannabis retailers’ fee on First Nations store owners in the new year, setting up another potential clash with Indigenous leaders.
Many First Nations are looking to benefit from cannabis legalization, often by partnering with existing licensed producers. But some are going further, arguing that they have the inherent right to produce and sell cannabis on their reserves, regardless of federal and provincial laws
The chief of a First Nation operating an unlicensed cannabis store says another meeting is planned with the Saskatchewan government on the issue.
In a two-page letter addressed to Chief Anthony Cappo of Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, SLGA regulatory services division vice-president Fiona Cribb said the SLGA and provincial government officials would be willing to meet with the First Nation to discuss its cannabis store, but stopped short of threatening any action.
Saskatchewan's justice minister is to meet next week with the chief of a First Nation that has opened an unlicensed cannabis store.
The provincial government maintains that the First Nation went ahead and opened its pot shop without a provincial license. The First Nation, on the other hand, stated that it passed its own band legislation with an 86 per cent majority voting in favour.
A cannabis store operating outside the Saskatchewan government's regulatory framework is now open in a First Nation community 70 kilometres northeast of Regina after the band passed its own cannabis legislation. Justice Minister Don Morgan said Tuesday the province wants the store to shut down.