The Wahgoshig First Nation, near Kirkland Lake, is partnering with an Ontario company called DelShen Therapeutics to convert a former forestry operation into a facility that will grow "pharmaceutical grade" pot.
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“We have not been able to access a safe legal supply of cannabis because we were left out of the federal legislation,” Chief McLeod said.
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49 First Nations investing in medical pot: Matachewan and Wahgoshig First Nations are among the shareholders in DelShen Therapeutics, which is a licensed medical marijuana producer.
Only DelShen Therapeutics Corp. reported having a “community benefits agreement” with First Nations partners. Its cultivation facility is located within the traditional territory of the Wahgoshig First Nation, a spokesperson said, who added that the First Nation has made a “substantial investment in the company.”