Third annual Indigenous cannabis conference underway in Kelowna: Wesley Sam, co-founder of a cannabis production company based in Burns Lake called Nations, said more and more Indigenous communities are looking to cannabis to help fulfill labour gaps.
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Expanding cannabis markets mean more business opportunities for First Nations and their people. That is one of the many themes that will be discussed this week in Kelowna, where the third annual National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference is being held.
An indigenous-controlled company is in the process of converting a now-vacant Burns Lake sawmill into large-scale cannabis grow operation.
An indigenous controlled cannabis company in Burns Lake is hoping to soon open their doors. NATIONS received a building permit and are in the process of construction.
Burns Lake-based Nations Cannabis is set to become the first Indigenous band in British Columbia to operate a licensed Cannabis growing facility. A leader in the Indigenous cannabis business, Nations Cannabis is currently going through the late-stage federal licensing process.
Nations Cannabis readies to begin plant build: Burns Lake-based Nations Cannabis held its groundbreaking ceremony on April 30 as the company moves forward with its plan to open a production facility near Decker Lake.
Rensby added that it would be important for Indigenous developers to have an opportunity for self-determination in the project, which is slated to be First Nations-owned and co-managed.