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Supporters join Chris Googoo at courthouse to defend Micmac Sovereignty and Treaty Rights

DARTMOUTH, NS – Over 40 people accompanied Chris Googoo to his court date at the Dartmouth courthouse on October 11th, 2022. Googoo, an Elected Councillor and entrepreneur in Millbrook First Nation, is raising a constitutional challenge to defend his Aboriginal and Treaty rights to sell cannabis on unceded Indian lands after his shop was raided by the RCMP. Councillor Googoo’s shop in Cole Harbour was raided along with several others on December 23rd, 2020. He was charged under the Cannabis Act with “possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling,” and “possession for the purpose of distributing cannabis.”

From raids to riches: Listuguj’s cannabis shops bounce back after 2020 police shakedown

Additional marijuana regulations and community revenue needed, says chief From APTN by Emelia Fournier September 1 2022  A Mi’gmaq First Nation on the Quebec-New Brunswick border has seen its marijuana industry grow dramatically – and its Cannabis Office is trying to figure out how to manage the boom. Weed shops have…

Traditional Medicine

By David Malmo-Levine from Cannabis Culture June 9 2022 CANNABIS CULTURE – White Supremacist pot cartel & BC Provincial Government seeks to raid Indigenous pot dispensaries out of existence “Boundary n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of…

Unauthorized cannabis dispensary in M’Chigeeng F.N. leads to Cannabis Act charges

By Press Release | Manitoulin Expositor | December 21, 2021 On December 17th, 2021, members of the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service received a complaint regarding a person opening and operating a cannabis dispensary on M’Chigeeng First Nation. The owner of the business had applied for and was denied a business license in…

Ontario’s retail cannabis market is booming, but the new status quo is built on old injustices, say advocates

The rollout of the cannabis retail market has failed communities gravely affected by drug laws prior to legalization, advocates say. From The Toronto Star by Danica Samuel June 29 2021 Tyler James, community outreach co-ordinator at Cannabis Amnesty, says that the system ought to consider the cannabis industry’s past, present…