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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.”

RCMP raids only sovereign Indigenous cannabis dispensary in Alberta, steals property and damages facility

By Dispensing Freedom Staff SAMSON FIRST NATION – Burnin Grass Dispensary, one of the only sovereign Indigenous cannabis shops operating openly in Alberta was raided by the RCMP on Thursday, Sept 1st, 2022. In violation of constitutionally protected treaty and Aboriginal rights, the RCMP came onto the reserve with automatic…

Judge dismisses charges against Mi’kmaw business accused of unlicensed cannabis sales

Matter dropped after Crown said lead investigator was no longer available From CBC by Erin Pottie September 2 2022 A Cape Breton man waited nearly two years to argue for what he says is his right to sell cannabis on reserve lands. But just as Albert Marshall Jr.’s trial got underway on…

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…