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.
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Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:30PM EST REGINA — A First Nation operating a cannabis dispensary without a provincial permit has laid the groundwork for taking the federal and Saskatchewan governments to court. The Muscowpetung First Nation filed a statement of claim in Regina Court of…
A First Nation operating a cannabis dispensary without a provincial permit has laid the groundwork for taking the federal and Saskatchewan governments to court.
The chief of a First Nation operating an unlicensed cannabis store says another meeting is planned with the Saskatchewan government on the issue.
In a two-page letter addressed to Chief Anthony Cappo of Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, SLGA regulatory services division vice-president Fiona Cribb said the SLGA and provincial government officials would be willing to meet with the First Nation to discuss its cannabis store, but stopped short of threatening any action.
Saskatchewan's justice minister is to meet next week with the chief of a First Nation that has opened an unlicensed cannabis store.