Siksika First Nation Chief and Council approved the submission of an application for a mandatory licence to produce pharmaceutical grade medical marijuana on Siksika Nation land.
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The Siksika First Nation has announced plans to get into the medical marijuana business. The band, located east of Calgary, has found a business partner in the LDI Group and applied to Health Canada for a licence to grow pharmaceutical-grade marijuana.
The two-day First Nations Cannabis Summit is attended by chiefs or their representatives from across the country to hear about policy, safety, health, and social and economic development.
The Cannabis Act was created with limited consultation on how it would apply to urban Indigenous communities and communities on-reserve.
On the heels of a Saskatchewan First Nation striking an $8-million deal with a Calgary-based cannabis company, Tsuut’ina Nation Chief Lee Crowchild confirmed on Wednesday that he and his council are in negotiations for a deal of their own.
The Fort McMurray #468 First Nation hopes to open a new marijuana production facility next year on its land south of the city, in partnership with cannabis company RavenQuest BioMed.