In Burns Lake, an Indigenous-owned company wants to replace vanishing forestry jobs with new jobs in pot production. Nations Cannabis plans to renovate a former mill in Decker Lake to cultivate 25,000 square feet of marijuana.
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COVID-19: Tseshaht First Nation declares state of emergency. The Tseshaht Market and Orange Bridge Cannabis store are reducing their hours and implementing physical distancing.
Retail cannabis store opens on Tk’emlúps land after being raided and closing in Kamloops. Boomers Bud is now one of at least four retail cannabis stores open on Tk’emlups land. Only one of those, called Yellowhead Cannabis, has a provincial license.
Provincial cannabis distributors across the country are making changes to protect consumers and employees and help deal with a spike in demand amid COVID-19. Cannabis stores warn of delivery delays, no same-day shipping and store closure
Cannabis firm layoffs mean migrants must return home. “Most of these workers have families and they are First Nations in Guatemala. They are Indigenous people."
Beaver Creek residents are pleading with Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) directors to prevent a medical cannabis production plant from setting up across the road from an Indigenous healing centre, school and day care.
Alberni Valley recovery centre wants cannabis licence reviewed. Lawyer says cannabis facility ‘slap in the face to First Nations, Port Alberni and Canada’
Indigenous Roots, a partnership with Cronos Group, which owns two licensed cannabis producers, is led by Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. It’s focused on indigenous ownership and operation as well as providing jobs.
Osoyoos Indian Band partners with Indigenous Bloom to open two cannabis stores The cannabis products will be sold at the locations under the Osoyoos Indian Band Cannabis bylaw with product standards that meet and/or exceed federal and provincial standards.
A special investigation unit based in Kelowna has managed to shut down most of the illegal pot shops in its Southern Interior territory. But, when it comes to shops on First Nations lands, that’s a grey area. Unit members have met with the chief and councils of many of the region’s First Nations trying to find solutions to the jurisdictional issues affecting their lands.