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Indigenous cannabis news round-up

The Indigenous cannabis industry in Canada is growing quickly. There are two main aspects of the industry on reserve, grassroots people who are opening up their own dispensaries, and deals made by Band Council leaders with Licensed Producers. The following is a brief summary of some of the latest Indigenous…

Kanien’kehá:ka chiefs fear cannabis will lead to tobacco’s lingering problems

‘We have tobacco shacks, and we don’t want cannabis shacks’ Jessica Deer · CBC News · Posted: Oct 15, 2018 Kwetiio Goodleaf isn’t happy with how her community’s band council is developing legislation to regulate the cannabis industry in Kahnawake, Que. (Jessica Deer/CBC) Kwetiio Goodleaf has worked in Kahnawake’s tobacco industry for the past three…

Two Communities Planning For Cannabis Future

 by Daniel J. Rowe – October 5, 2018 • The Eastern Door Those who attended last week’s Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) meeting know that when it comes to cannabis, strong opinions are held. Kahnawake is not the only Kanien’kehá:ka community grappling with the upcoming federal legalization October 17, with some leaders looking at…

Pot Meeting Ends In Call For Referendum

by Daniel J. Rowe – October 3, 2018 • The Eastern Door By 8:30 p.m., Mohawk Council of Kahnawake lawyer Murray Marshall’s summary of the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Lawseemed a distant memory. From 6:30 p.m. on, the majority of Tuesday’s Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) meeting at Karonhianónhnha School involved heavy criticism directed at council and the…

The Long Trail From Seed To Weed To Market

by Daniel J. Rowe – September 27, 2018 • The Eastern Door If all goes to plan, the RoyalMax Biotechnology and Sublime Culture medical marijuana facility will be operational next month. Katsiraké:ron McComber is an assistant grower and horticulturalist at the Sublime grow-op in Laval. “I just find it’s so fascinating,” said McComber.…

Community Rolls Out Criticism On Cannabis Law

by Jessica Deer – May 11, 2018 • The Eastern Door A proposed Cannabis Control Law was hit with criticism at Tuesday’s Mohawk Council of Kahnawake community meeting, for blazing its way through the Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP). The draft law is currently undergoing a 30-day feedback period, which was extended until the…