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‘Our own grey areas:’ First Nations navigate hazy cannabis retail jurisdictions

From by Evan Radford April 23 2021 Zagime Anishinabeck is leading four communities in drafting cannabis safety standards for current and possible future on-reserve pot shops. More than two years after Ottawa legalized weed, Saskatchewan’s green industry has grown into a jurisdictional grey zone. First Nations in the province’s…

Canada and the provinces should respect Indigenous communities’ right to either develop cannabis-related opportunities or to prohibit cannabis.

Today, cannabis presents a new and legitimate economic opportunity. Penalizing Indigenous communities for pursuing it would be unconscionable. Instead, federal and provincial governments must fosters cannabis-related economic development.