This audio was recorded at the September 4-5 2019 AFN National Cannabis Summit at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.
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Canada’s indigenous peoples, known as First Nations, want to get in on the legal cannabis action — or, in some cases, to continue to prohibit marijuana, in spite of federal legalization.
Today, cannabis presents a new and legitimate economic opportunity. Penalizing Indigenous communities for pursuing it would be unconscionable. Instead, federal and provincial governments must fosters cannabis-related economic development.
First Nations jurisdiction an important tool for development: Both the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation and the Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation have seized the opportunity and established cannabis dispensaries under the jurisdiction of their First Nations
The dispute pitting the Saskatchewan government against two First Nations with pot shops on reserve is rife with ‘intricate’ legal issues, according to a legal expert who sees a 25-year-old battle over a casino as the closest historic parallel.
With provincially unregulated pot shops now operating on two Saskatchewan First Nations, Justice Minister Don Morgan says they’re definitely “problematic” and he wants the federal government to address the issue.
Sask. justice minister urging federal government to enforce on-reserve pot stores that are regulated by the First Nation but through the provincial government's regulator, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.
Unlicensed pot stores on Sask. First Nations ‘unfair’: province. As a second unlicensed, First Nation-owned cannabis store opens up in the province, the provincial government is looking to Ottawa to deal with unlicensed pot shops on First Nations.
Chief says elders key to cannabis legislation, dispensary on Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation: The dispensary is operated by the First Nation, located 170 kilometres southeast of Regina. It does have a license from the First Nation but not from the Province.
Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation opens cannabis dispensary: Approximately seven months after Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation opened its cannabis dispensary without a provincial licence, another Saskatchewan First Nation has followed suit.