Members of the Kwaw-kwaw-Apilt First Nation are clashing with Canadian and provincial laws by operating a cannabis store near Chilliwack and First Nations advocates say the federal government should have foreseen the conflict.
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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.
“Proud to be Chilliwack’s FIRST legal retail Marijuana customer on this Oct 17, 2018!” he posted on a local Facebook group, along with a photo of him wearing a Cheech and Chong T-shirt holding his receipt and his purchase. “Congratulations Canada!!!”
First Nations officials say over-arching federal and provincial frameworks in place to regulate cannabis in Canada do not consider a third level of governance that comes from rights they already have over traditional lands.
By JENNIFER FEINBERG, Oct. 17, 2018, Reprinted from The Chilliwack Progress Ashwell Drive storefront is on Kwaw-Kwaw-A-Pilt First Nation land operating under a new ‘cannabis law.’ Indigenous Bloom was doing some brisk retail business on the day that cannabis became legal in Canada. The Ashwell Drive location on Kwaw-Kwaw-A-Pilt First Nation…
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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
Officers on scene at Thursday at marijuana dispensaries on Chilliwack reserves PAUL HENDERSON Surrey Now Leader, Jul. 12, 2018 The proprietors of two new cannabis retail shops on two different local First Nations reserves in Chilliwack learned this week that, yes, marijuana is still illegal. At around 10 a.m. on July…
The proprietors of two new cannabis retail shops on two different local First Nations reserves in Chilliwack learned this week that, yes, marijuana is still illegal.
Feds, province, RCMP say dispensaries on Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt and Sxhwa:y Village are illegal