Pikakakanagan women to open second cannabis shop: “To me it’s just two differently licensed shops. One would be licensed by Ontario, which I’m totally entitled to apply for, and one would be licensed by my own government, which I’m also entitled to have.
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There are currently eight cannabis dispensaries on the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, and soon, one could become legal. Owner of Madashk, Sherry Kohoko, says she applied for a license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commision of Ontario (AGCO).
The Pikwàkanagàn First Nation near Ottawa will get to apply for a retail cannabis store licence, representing the ninth pot shop on the territory and the only government-sanctioned one.
Illicit vape pens and refill cartridges were for sale at four of the six cannabis stores visited by this newspaper at Pikwakanagan First Nation on the shores of Golden Lake, about 150 kilometres west of Ottawa.
The third Anishinabek Cannabis Gathering will be held this Saturday in Wahnipatae First Nation. The first two gatherings were held in Alderville and Pikwakanagan First Nations. All three communities currently have cannabis dispensaries
Over 300 delegates attended the second National Indigenous Cannabis and Hemp Conference (NICHC) held on the unceded territory of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan on February 19-20, 2019.
In less than a year, seven cannabis dispensaries have opened in Pikwàkanagàn First Nation. The dispensaries opened without the blessing of any level of government, including the band council. About 450 people live on the reserve about 150 kilometres west of Ottawa.
By Mark Jones, The Valley Gazette Dec 18, 2018 PIKWAKANAGAN – Regular visitors to the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation near Golden Lake, will have noticed the recent flourishing of new businesses. For Nathalie Corbin, the growth started four years ago when her husband’s family started Pikwakanagan Fuels. It was the second…