By Rachel Browne. Reprinted from VICE News. First published April 18, 2018. Black and Indigenous men and women have been overrepresented in cannabis possession arrests across Canada in the years since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, according to a VICE News investigation based on police data obtained through freedom of information…
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March 27, 2018. Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory – Stacy Huff is calm but powerful in her role as spokesperson for the Indigenous Cannabis Cup. She’s well grounded in the powers and uses of cannabis passed on to her from her parents and grandparents. For years, cannabis has been one of several…
Smoke Signals Radio Speaks with Stacy Huff
March 16, 2018
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Today I’m speaking with Stacy Huff of Akwesasne Mohawk Territory. Stacy is a midwife trained in the healing powers of cannabis and other plant based traditional medicines. She’s also a grandmother and an activist with deep roots in land and water protection.
I’m meeting Stacy in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, where she and her children are visiting relations. She is here also as co-organizer of the Indigenous Cannabis Cup coming up from May 18-21.
Stacy starts me off with a tour of the Cup grounds. It’s a beautiful winters day. The sun is high and bright, and the wind is powerful. Stacy tells me, “This North Wind, is known as “Kadaswat,” ever playful, sometimes vicious.” She says she’s grateful that today is a playful day, that Kadaswat must be excited about the topic of healing!
We retreat inside to get out of the cold and talk about indigenous cannabis.
A groundbreaking 2014 ruling by Ontario Justice Gethin Edwards may point the way to Indigenous medicine claiming cannabis as an “Aboriginal right.” Indigenous Medical rights and the Constitution In 2014, Ontario Court Justice Gethin Edward made a groundbreaking ruling in a case having to do with Aboriginal rights and Indigenous medicine. The…
This text is excerpted from pages 124-129 of The Great Book of Hemp (1996). By Rowan Robinson The Vikings depended on hemp for their sails and rope, and they probably carried hemp seed with them and planted it when they visited North America about a thousand years ago. Sailors usually carried supplies…