First Nation cannabis producers and retailers may find themselves on much surer footing as cannabis trading on traditional lands gains a strong defence through sections 25 and 35 of the ‘Constitution Act, 1982,’ according to the man who literally wrote those sections in the constitution.
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The average price of legal cannabis increased to $10.30 per gram in the period between October and December 2019 from $9.69 per gram the year before. The change came as the average price of illegal cannabis fell to $5.73 per gram.
Cannabis and Indigenous Law: Public lecture with Onekanew Christian Sinclair... On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada. Since that time cannabis and hemp has become an important and growing industry in Canada.
“The best way for Canadians to protect their health is not to consume cannabis , and adults who choose to use cannabis should avoid products from illegal or unknown sources.” – Minister of Health Hajdu
How Canada set up Aboriginal treaties to keep First Nations down: The development of Canadian law was also a gradual dismantling of Indigenous rights, a new essay collection argues
AKWESASNE MOHAWK POLICE SEIZE CANNABIS, CANNABIS EXTRACTS, AND CURRENCY On January 7, 2020, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Marine Unit (SAVE) was conducting pro-active marine patrols on the St. Lawrence River monitoring boating activity.
A heavily-redacted memo that appears to have been signed by Ian Shugart as deputy minister of Foreign Affairs — just a month before cannabis became legal — discusses "withdrawing Canada's objections to treaty actions by Bolivia.
Nipissing First Nation Chief on application for cannabis store: "You know we support the individual but we don't necessarily support the idea that the province has jurisdiction in our First Nation lands."
Today, cannabis presents a new and legitimate economic opportunity. Penalizing Indigenous communities for pursuing it would be unconscionable. Instead, federal and provincial governments must fosters cannabis-related economic development.
Reversing drug prohibition and legalizing cannabis is a historic feat. But as Boyd points out, before we turn the chapter, drug prohibition needs to be “understood as a social justice and human rights issue. The question is how will the government address the historic violence and injustice of drug prohibition?”…