The Cannabis Act was created with limited consultation on how it would apply to urban Indigenous communities and communities on-reserve.
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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.
First Nations jurisdiction an important tool for development: Both the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation and the Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation have seized the opportunity and established cannabis dispensaries under the jurisdiction of their First Nations
With provincially unregulated pot shops now operating on two Saskatchewan First Nations, Justice Minister Don Morgan says they’re definitely “problematic” and he wants the federal government to address the issue.
Sask. justice minister urging federal government to enforce on-reserve pot stores that are regulated by the First Nation but through the provincial government's regulator, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.
Unlicensed pot stores on Sask. First Nations ‘unfair’: province. As a second unlicensed, First Nation-owned cannabis store opens up in the province, the provincial government is looking to Ottawa to deal with unlicensed pot shops on First Nations.
Chief says elders key to cannabis legislation, dispensary on Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation: The dispensary is operated by the First Nation, located 170 kilometres southeast of Regina. It does have a license from the First Nation but not from the Province.
Pheasant Rump Nakota Nation opens cannabis dispensary: Approximately seven months after Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation opened its cannabis dispensary without a provincial licence, another Saskatchewan First Nation has followed suit.
'We have jurisdiction over our lands': Pheasant Rump opens cannabis shop despite lack of provincial permit; The province issued 51 permits before the legalization of marijuana last October. Pheasant Rump was not on the list
Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation banning all illegal drugs, including cannabis: Chief and council passed by way of motion through a Band Council Resolution. A letter was sent on May 4th to inform all Carry The Kettle residents of the ban.