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Pot-shop lawsuit ‘a big smokescreen,’ says Long Plain First Nation chief

‘The province wants obviously direct control of anything and everything,’ Dennis Meeches says CBC News • Jul 04, 2021 The chief of a First Nation being sued by the province over the operation of a cannabis store on its treaty lands says the legal action has nothing to do with health…

Manitoba suing to prevent unlicensed cannabis retailer from operating in province

By David Brown, Stratcann, July 2, 2021. Manitoba’s Attorney General announced today they have brought a lawsuit seeking to shut down an unlicensed retailer operating in the province.  The lawsuit seeks an interim and permanent injunction against Indigenous Bloom Long Plain GP and its owners, Long Plain First Nation, and Indigenous Bloom…

Long Plain First Nation Pursuing Access to the Cannabis Market through its Inherent Law-­Making Authority

Media Release – Long Plain First Nation MAY 21, 2021 – The leadership of the Long Plain First Nation has adopted the Long Plain First Nation Cannabis Law pursuant to section 35 of the Constitution Act, the First Nations Land Management Act and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of…

Urban reserves are tests of reconciliation

One approach to mitigating treaty violations is the additions-to-reserve process. In short, First Nations purchase land from a private owner and apply to transfer it to their reserves. Government helps in the process. Under the Treaty Land Entitlement process, Manitoba has also set aside $190 million to assist First Nations to acquire private land for the purpose of adding to their reserves.

META Cannabis opens its doors in Portage

“We were hoping to be here on day one (of legalization), but I’m glad today we’re able to do it,” says Long Plain Chief Dennis Meeches. “I didn’t think we would be first (in the Central Plains region) but I knew we would be in the mix of things. Central Plains is a fairly large region and it does need to be serviced with a cannabis supply company and I’m glad we’re the one.”