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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…

Indigenous Vernon pot shop owner refuses to close after provincial raid

$10K worth of product seized from downtown cannabis dispensary Tupa’s Joint From vernonmorningstar.ca Original Article by Kelsie Kilwana June 11 2020 Members of British Columbia’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) raided Tupa’s Joint in downtown Vernon, an Indigenous-owned cannabis dispensary, and seized all of its products Wednesday, June 10. “They took…

Williams Lake council seeks public feedback on First Nations shovel-ready cannabis facility

Williams Lake Indian Band’s farm-to-gate store will be built on First Nations land within city limits From wltribune.com Original Article by Monica Labm-Yorski June 3 2020 Williams Lake city council is going ahead with plans to gather community input on a cannabis cultivation facility the Williams Lake Indian Band (WLIB)…