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.
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A second, First Nations operated retail cannabis store has opened on the Tk’emlúps reserve. Indigenous Bloom is now open for business.
A second, First Nations operated retail cannabis store has opened on the Tk’emlps reserve. Indigenous Bloom is now open for business, and joins a growing number of retail pot shops throughout the Kamloops area.
Tk'emlups cannabis shop not licensed, selling illegal edibles; But Chief Rosanne Casimir says the First Nation is asserting its inherent right to uphold traditional governance
Tk'emlups takes an interesting stand in cannabis culture: It appears as though the recently opened Pinnacle Access cannabis store, owned and operated on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc reserve by Tk’emlups members, is an illegal cannabis store
With the federal government not giving First Nations across the country jurisdiction with cannabis under Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act), many bands, including Tk'emlups, have choosen to write its own cannabis laws while negotiating with governments.