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Indigenous man says he can sell cannabis without B.C. lisence because of UN declaration

"It's made it quite difficult for First Nations to actually do any business off-reserve, so I took it upon myself — once the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was tabled in B.C. — to step off-reserve and basically assert our rights within our territory, our practice, our rights within our territory."

All illegal pot stores have been shut down in the Southern Interior, investigator says

A special investigation unit based in Kelowna has managed to shut down most of the illegal pot shops in its Southern Interior territory. But, when it comes to shops on First Nations lands, that’s a grey area. Unit members have met with the chief and councils of many of the region’s First Nations trying to find solutions to the jurisdictional issues affecting their lands.

Indigenous questions

There has been confusion over the legality of dispensaries doing business on First Nations land without a provincial licence, selling unregulated cannabis products.

After nine months, recreational pot store opens in Kelowna

stores on First Nations land operated under their own rules, despite the disagreement of the federal and provincial governments. Indeed, a stretch of Westside Road became known as "The Green Mile."

Cannabis cops crack down

Cannabis cops crack down: There are multiple stores to purchase cannabis, including edibles, along what has come to be called the "green mile" on Okanagan Indian Band land. These shops indicate they operate in a "grey zone" – but the Police says no.