Indigenous cannabis retailers are turning their backs on the Ontario’s plan to license up to eight stores on First Nations reserves, suggesting provincial regulation would hurt thriving businesses, cause infighting and infringe on their sovereignty
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Limiting cannabis stores on Ontario First Nations against ‘community sovereignty’says regional Chief after the Ontario government announced that it will issue up to eight licences for cannabis store on First Nations reserves.
The third Anishinabek Cannabis Gathering will be held this Saturday in Wahnipatae First Nation. The first two gatherings were held in Alderville and Pikwakanagan First Nations. All three communities currently have cannabis dispensaries
On a recent Thursday afternoon the sales floor of Medicine Wheel Natural Healing, a cannabis store in the Ontario First Nations town of Alderville, bustled with a dozen customers browsing the store’s flower, pre-rolls, edibles, and concentrates.
On Saturday, March 9th, 2019 the Mississauga of Rice Lake Cannabis Association will be hosting a day long meeting in Alderville to bring together Anishinabek cannabis growers and dispensary owners to discuss, improve, and possibly adopt a common framework of self-regulation and community governance that puts the regulation and economic benefit…
Medicine Wheel was the first cannabis dispensary to open on Alderville’s “Mashkiki Trail” or “Green Mile.” It is a state-of-the-art dispensary, testing site, and production facility established by Alderville First Nation member Rob Stevenson. Inspired by the growth of cannabis dispensaries in nearby Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Medicine Wheel opened its…
The results of the Alderville Cannabis Survey are now in. The survey, which was run by the Mississauga of Rice Lake Cannabis Association, asked Alderville First Nations members their views on the cannabis plant and its regulation in their community. 142 people filled out the survey over the one-month period…
Cannabis count: Who’s in and who’s not in Indigenous country? all about the new economic, political and cultural landscape unfolding in the wake of cannabis’ legalization in Canada, information about how Indigenous communities were reacting
Some First Nations chiefs say the legalization of recreational cannabis is already creating badly needed jobs for their communities.
The federal Liberal government’s point-man on legalizing marijuana said more talks between Ottawa, the provinces and First Nations are needed to sort out how the looming pot law will apply on reserves.