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First Nations communities look to marijuana industry for economic opportunities

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/first-nations-marijuana-phil-fontaine-1.4466317 Marijuana businesses represent ‘tremendous potential’ for First Nations, Phil Fontaine says By Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 28, 2017 12:33 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 28, 2017 3:28 PM ET Canada’s marijuana industry is expanding rapidly and some First Nations are looking to cash in on the emerging economic opportunities.…

Indigenous leaders raise concerns over impact of legal marijuana on First Nations communities

Reprinted from the Toronto Star, Dec 12, 2017. Isadore Day, Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says it’s embarrassing that Indigenous leaders weren’t invited to take part in Monday’s talks between finance ministers in Ottawa. By KRISTY KIRKUP The Canadian Press OTTAWA—Indigenous leaders looking at the prospect of legalized…

Methadone doctor accused of coercing patients into using pharmacy linked to his clinic

National Post, April 26, 2016 Patients said the Brantford doctor threatened to cut off their take-home doses and physically walked them into the store, according to a disciplinary ruling An Ontario doctor used intimidation, threats and gifts to steer vulnerable methadone patients to the pharmacy linked with his clinic, according…