Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation celebrated the opening of Manitoba’s northernmost cannabis store on Wednesday, when it cut the ribbon on a Meta Cannabis Supply Co. location in Thompson.
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About 200 people registered for a Friday cannabis legalization conference hosted by Red River College, spending the day learning about the basics of marijuana, from plant anatomy to cultivation to retail sales.
Wednesday's recreational weed legalization sets the stage for a complicated clash on some First Nations, pitting Indigenous self-governance rights and social policy against federal legislation and economic promise
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National Access Cannabis also plans to run cannabis stores in partnership with five First Nations in the province, “expected to establish retail cannabis distribution on First Nation lands under Indigenous and NAC leadership.”