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Indigenous cannabis news round-up

The Indigenous cannabis industry in Canada is growing quickly. There are two main aspects of the industry on reserve, grassroots people who are opening up their own dispensaries, and deals made by Band Council leaders with Licensed Producers. The following is a brief summary of some of the latest Indigenous…

How one indigenous leader plans to become a titan of the pot industry in Canada

Reprinted from CTV News. Video Coverage here. OPASKWAYAK CREE NATION, Manitoba — The drums echoed across the empty muddy parking lot outside the local hockey arena as if a call out to the entire community. Despite the howling winds and subzero temperatures, almost instantly dozens began to arrive. By foot,…

‘I don’t believe we’re ready at all’ says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief on new cannabis legislation

‘I don’t believe we’re ready at all’ says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief on new cannabis legislation: federal cannabis legislation came into effect on October 17, 2018. Cannabis policies vary right across Canada and Anishinabek First Nations

Free-rein cannabis shops vs. a complete moratorium: 2 Anishinaabe communities have differing strategies on pot

Alderville and Hiawatha, separated by a few dozen kilometres, have a big divide when it comes to marijuana By Rhiannon Johnson · CBC News · Oct 12, 2018  Alderville and Hiawatha First Nations are preparing for cannabis legalization in their own ways. (Martin Trainor/CBC) On the south side of Rice Lake in southern Ontario, Alderville…


The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, just outside Montreal, has signed a non-binding agreement with Canada's largest cannabis firm, Canopy Growth, that could see the construction of a sprawling, state-of-the-art greenhouse.

Cannabis: the new tobacco?

Jorge Barrera • CBC News • May 27, 2018 Marijuana dispensaries are sprouting in large numbers on Mohawk territory, while community rules are up in the air It’s a 24-hour, seven-day a week business at the Pot Shoppe on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory, east of Belleville, Ont. The small, cabin-like store…