By Pam Palmater. This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on Jan.30, 2019. For decades, federal and provincial governments, through their local, regional and national police agencies and court systems, have arrested, charged and imprisoned thousands of First Nations people for engaging in the cannabis trade. Many had…
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Pot Meeting Ends In Call For Referendum: By 8:30 p.m., Mohawk Council of Kahnawake lawyer Murray Marshall’s summary of the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Law seemed a distant memory
With Ontario moving to monopolize marijuana selling as the only legal retailer of recreational pot once the federal government legalizes the drug later this year, the experience with tobacco raises a critical question: How can a province that can’t break the back of illegal smokes be expected to keep a grip on legal weed?
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.