Cannabis Grow Op Info Session: Nipissing FN received business license for indoor cannabis grow facility under Health Canada and NFN Cannabis law. Holding Info session October 16th.
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NFN chief endorses federal NDP following phone call with Jagmeet Singh. Nipissing Chief McLeod also criticized Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, for doing nothing for Indigenous communities, except stimulating a criminal black market environment.
The next federal government needs to amend the Cannabis Act so First Nations can have jurisdiction over the industry on their territories, to seize its economic potential and avoid potential conflicts, according to some Indigenous leaders.
Nipissing First Nation is allowing the community to have its say on a series of applications for a cannabis retail store and a pair of grow operations.
The following is a PDF version of the Nipissing FN Cannabis Bylaws.
“We have not been able to access a safe legal supply of cannabis because we were left out of the federal legislation,” Chief McLeod said.
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.
The Province of Ontario exercised authority outside of its jurisdiction by issuing eight cannabis retail licenses to First Nations communities. The Cannabis Act has downgraded the autonomy of First Nations to maintain jurisdiction and create laws
Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod said when it comes to his community’s laws regarding cannabis, “or any other law for that matter,” they are “paramount to any other law outside of our community.”
Nipissing First Nation resident awarded cannabis shop licence: Nipissing First Nation is one of eight Indigenous communities authorized by the province to be able to sell cannabis.