Eskasoni First Nation concerned about unregulated cannabis sales after two recent incidents involving unwitting consumption of cannabis-laced, intends to open its own soon to sell cannabis and related products under the Mi’kmaq right to self-government.
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An Indigenous community in Cape Breton is planning to open its own cannabis dispensary in response to safety concerns in the community.
The largest Mi'kmaq community east of Montreal, Eskasoni, First Nation, is taking an unprecedented step by announcing plans to sell cannabis on its reserve.
More people have come forward as police continue to investigate how THC -- the active ingredient in cannabis -- wound up in a molasses cake served at an elementary school in Eskasoni, N.S.
Police say several people — including children — were sickened after eating a molasses cake that may have contained THC during an event at a school in Eskasoni First Nation, N.S., on Friday
RCMP officers conducted raids on shops in Millbrook on Wednesday and say charges are pending after cannabis products and paraphernalia were seized.
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.