The federal government's lead minister on the cannabis file has been in talks with First Nations leaders over how to carve out First Nations jurisdiction over the cannabis industry on their territories.
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A report on priority areas identified during the Senate Committee's study of the Cannabis Act: Progress Report on Priorities Identified in the Eleventh Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples
by Daniel J. Rowe – October 3, 2018 • The Eastern Door By 8:30 p.m., Mohawk Council of Kahnawake lawyer Murray Marshall’s summary of the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Lawseemed a distant memory. From 6:30 p.m. on, the majority of Tuesday’s Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) meeting at Karonhianónhnha School involved heavy criticism directed at council and the…
Should the more than 200 First Nations in British Columbia get a piece of the pot tax pie after cannabis is legalized in Canada on Oct. 17?
PHOTO: Nora Wedzin outside a community consultation in Behchoko on Sunday. Wedzin wants more time before cannabis is legalized. (CBC News/Mario De Ciccio) By Katie Toth. Reprinted from CBC News North. Originally published May 02, 2018. When Nora Wedzin hears about the federal and territorial governments’ plans to legalize cannabis, including…
Originally published April 28, 2018. Reprinted from FNTC website. The FNTC has been working with proponent First Nations to advance a First Nation cannabis tax option since March 2017. The FNTC made proposals about this option in April 2017 to the Minister of Justice and in August 2017 to the…
A Senate committee says Ottawa should put off legalizing marijuana for a year until Canada and First Nations can negotiate tax sharing, produce culturally appropriate education materials and ensure First Nations are able to regulate for themselves whether they want pot to be legal in their communities or not.
For some Indigenous communities, legal weed represents liberation, but hanging over the possibility of future prosperity is whether the country will be able to enforce cannabis regulations fairly
It’s reefer madness to think marijuana will pay the bills; The tax-free status of Canada's Indigenous reservations will also undermine federal and provincial marijuana revenues. Tobacco tax exemptions amount to an estimated $686 million annually.