From thechronicleherald.ca Original Article by Harry Sullivan June 16 2020 MILLBROOK, N.S. — Millbrook First Nations residents are being asked for their opinions on how they want the band council to proceed regarding the endorsed sale of cannabis products. Millbrook and other First Nations communities within Nova Scotia have invested…
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RCMP officers conducted raids on shops in Millbrook on Wednesday and say charges are pending after cannabis products and paraphernalia were seized.
The following table shows the raids that Canadian police forces have carried out against Indigenous cannabis dispensaries on reserve. If there are others that we have missed, please let us know in the comments below. Date Community Store(s) Links Jan 4 2019 Henvey Inlet Medi Shack, other store https://dispensingfreedom.com/2019/08/13/two-alleged-illegal-cannabis-stores-raided-in-henvey-inlet-first-nation/ Jan…
The owner of a cannabis shop in Millbrook, who has been publicly vocal about his operations, had his products seized in an RCMP raid, but he is adamant that he is operating legally under his Indigenous rights, and he now is considering civil legal action.
Recent RCMP spot checks conducted in Millbrook, according to one shop owner, were set up specifically to target non-natives who are purchasing cannabis products on the reserve.
It's been a full year since cannabis was legalized, but Mi'kmaw dispensary owners in Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia still have no clarity on the legality of their businesses.
EDITORIAL: Time to clear the pot smoke. What’s not so clear is why dispensaries in Dartmouth and Sydney are being raided and those on the Millbrook reserve are not.
The unauthorized sale of cannabis on Nova Scotia’s First Nation Reserves and the current “trafficking” operations are no different than bootlegging alcohol says Chief, who would 'absolutely' support RCMP enforcement.
At least three cannabis operations have set up shop in Millbrook, despite the lack of any formal government agreement to permit retail marijuana sales outside of the NSLC’s domain. Shops selling pot under treaty right claim.
Cannabis count: Who’s in and who’s not in Indigenous country? all about the new economic, political and cultural landscape unfolding in the wake of cannabis’ legalization in Canada, information about how Indigenous communities were reacting