Provincial cannabis distributors across the country are making changes to protect consumers and employees and help deal with a spike in demand amid COVID-19. Cannabis stores warn of delivery delays, no same-day shipping and store closure
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Two weeks ago Quebec provincial police were helping Listuguj police with raids on cannabis shops in the community. Fast forward to today – those same shops are open once again with permission from the council.
Police and Canada Post intercepted $1 million worth of drugs (and $770,000 worth of alcohol) shipped by mail to the Inuit communities of Nunavik, located across the northern third of Quebec.
The Cannabis Act was created with limited consultation on how it would apply to urban Indigenous communities and communities on-reserve.
Quebec’s cannabis retailers are struggling to get by on their own supply. Some customers are turning to unregulated dispensaries on Indigenous territory.
No matter who wins the Oct. 1 election, the relationship between First Nations and Quebec’s government will have to be “entirely revisited.”