Canada's legal cannabis industry is still in its early stages, and the country’s Indigenous communities are looking at the nascent market both skeptically and as an opportunity to prosper.
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In Ontario, where you can only legally buy weed from the province’s online store, dispensaries on First Nations are largely operating without interference from the state.
The Indigenous cannabis industry in Canada is growing quickly. There are two main aspects of the industry on reserve, grassroots people who are opening up their own dispensaries, and deals made by Band Council leaders with Licensed Producers. The following is a brief summary of some of the latest Indigenous…
Cannabis count: Who’s in and who’s not in Indigenous country? all about the new economic, political and cultural landscape unfolding in the wake of cannabis’ legalization in Canada, information about how Indigenous communities were reacting
‘We have tobacco shacks, and we don’t want cannabis shacks’ Jessica Deer · CBC News · Posted: Oct 15, 2018 Kwetiio Goodleaf isn’t happy with how her community’s band council is developing legislation to regulate the cannabis industry in Kahnawake, Que. (Jessica Deer/CBC) Kwetiio Goodleaf has worked in Kahnawake’s tobacco industry for the past three…
With annual sales of more than $20 million at Legacy 420, his cannabis superstore on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in eastern Ontario, Barnhart has no difficulty meeting an annual $3.7-million payroll.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has signed a non-binding agreement with Canopy Growth Corp. The potential deal would see the First Nation host a 4,650-square-metre production facility, plus a processing and packaging space nearly half that size, in partnership with Canada's largest cannabis company.
Recreational cannabis is being legalized in just two week, but illegal pot shops keep popping up in Ontario Indigenous communities, including one shop near London linked to a former band chief.
The federal Liberal government’s point-man on legalizing marijuana said more talks between Ottawa, the provinces and First Nations are needed to sort out how the looming pot law will apply on reserves.
Jorge Barrera • CBC News • May 27, 2018 Marijuana dispensaries are sprouting in large numbers on Mohawk territory, while community rules are up in the air It’s a 24-hour, seven-day a week business at the Pot Shoppe on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory, east of Belleville, Ont. The small, cabin-like store…