The Wahgoshig First Nation, near Kirkland Lake, is partnering with an Ontario company called DelShen Therapeutics to convert a former forestry operation into a facility that will grow "pharmaceutical grade" pot.
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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.
A brand-new cannabis retail store on Penticton Indian Band land could be short lived, since it does not have a provincial licence to operate and the government has confirmed it will be cracking down on illegal shops.
Indigenous Bloom opened their doors in a new building off Green Mountain Road on the Penticton Indian Band yesterday, Aug.14.
The Indigenous Bloom on the Penticton Indian Band has officially opened its doors today, marking the second cannabis dispensary in the area to open within the last week.
Retail cannabis shop has now opened on the Penticton Indian Reserve, just steps from the mid-way point of the Okanagan River channel.