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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,…

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…

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…

Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s weed arrests

By Rachel Browne. Reprinted from VICE News. First published April 18, 2018. Black and Indigenous men and women have been overrepresented in cannabis possession arrests across Canada in the years since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, according to a VICE News investigation based on police data obtained through freedom of information…

Nunavut Inuit org blasts Ottawa on cannabis legalization, unfulfilled promises

by Jane George, Nunatsiaq News, October 27, 2017 CAMBRIDGE BAY—If Nunavut’s next MLAs want direction on issues ranging from the legalization of cannabis to education, they can turn to the resolutions that emerged from the annual general meeting of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the birthright organization for the territory’s Inuit, which…