The Kure Cannabis Society owner called it a “proud day” Friday as the store opened its doors as a licensed private cannabis retail operation on Skwah First Nation in Chilliwack. Only legal pot shop between Vancouver and Kamloops;
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In the federal Liberals’ haste to negotiate how they would share all of that delicious, new cannabis tax revenue with the provinces, they totally neglected to consult with Canada’s First Nations communities on the same issue.
The Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation near Chilliwack has written its own cannabis law to replace the federal Cannabis Act and licensed its own cannabis store on reserve land.
RCMP shuts down cannabis shop on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation in B.C. : The legalization of cannabis may be just a few months away in Canada – but First Nations in Chilliwack, British Columbia aren’t waiting for October to roll around
Some wonder what’s taken so long, but it appears some local First Nations people are taking advantage of marijuana’s legal grey area by opening up shops on reserves.
A new cannabis shop opened its doors in Chilliwack recently, but this one won’t be fined and won’t face the same pressure to shut down from city hall as the last one did.
RCMP bust 3,800-plant marijuana grow-op on First Nation reserve near Chilliwack: Three men face charges and 3,800 plants were seized at a marijuana grow operation busted on the Soowahlie Reserve near Cultus Lake on Nov. 16 2017.