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Decolonizing cannabis

Excluded from Canada’s marijuana industry, Indigenous entrepreneurs are forging a sovereign market From The Breach by Caitlin Donohue August 4 2022 When Tim Barnhart first opened a cannabis dispensary on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory back in 2015, it was considered a radical act.  Legacy 420 was a sovereign shop, promising to empower Indigenous…

Canadian growers destroyed a record 425 million grams of cannabis last year

From MJBizDaily by Matt Lamers August 3 2022 Canadian licensed producers have destroyed a growing amount of cannabis every year since adult-use legalization nearly four years ago, with 2021’s record quantity far exceeding the product sold that year, an MJBizDaily analysis has found. The latest data signals that some Canadian mass-producers might…

Canada’s Cannabis Act is leaving Indigenous entrepreneurs behind, critics say

From MJBizDaily.com by Matt Lamers September 16 2021 The Assembly of First Nations is calling on Canada’s federal government to remove regulatory barriers it says are excluding Indigenous entrepreneurs from participating in the expanding adult-use marijuana industry. The national advocacy group’s assertion – made in an interview with MJBizDaily and in its 2021 “Federal Priorities”…

3 years ago you could only buy legal weed on First Nations, now some say the industry needs a ‘red market’

Some Indigenous leaders see the upcoming three-year review of federal pot laws as a chance for a new deal From CBC.ca by Erik White February 26, 2021 Three years ago, before the federal government legalized cannabis, you could buy it on many First Nations in Ontario. In some cases, these pot shops were…

Authority of governments over Indigenous hunting and fishing questioned at North Bay trial

A trial underway this week could have far reaching implications for the Indigenous people of northern Ontario and across Canada. From CBC.ca by Erik White January 19, 2021 The defence is arguing that no governments, not even First Nation chiefs and councils, can legally control hunting and fishing around Lake…