Not all First Nations are battening down the COVID-19 hatches. with Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville. Dozens of smoke shacks and even more illegal cannabis operations are open for business, mainly to off-reserve customers.
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Indigenous Roots, a partnership with Cronos Group, which owns two licensed cannabis producers, is led by Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. It’s focused on indigenous ownership and operation as well as providing jobs.
Cannabis conflict between MCA and longhouse continues in court: It has been nearly a year since the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service raided dispensaries on Cornwall Island, an action that sparked a political crisis in the community.
If you are an Anishinabek cannabis consumer, retailer, grower, elder or medicine person and you want to be involved in supporting the growth and success of the sovereign indigenous cannabis movement, then this meeting is for you.
Riley, with a lifetime of leadership at every level of Indigenous politics – local, regional, national and international – is now turning his mind to the issue of cannabis, and believes that Sections 25 and 35 of the Constitution Act can be used to protect the Indigenous right to use cannabis as a medicine and means of economic sustenance.
AKWESASNE MOHAWK POLICE SEIZE CANNABIS, CANNABIS EXTRACTS, AND CURRENCY On January 7, 2020, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Marine Unit (SAVE) was conducting pro-active marine patrols on the St. Lawrence River monitoring boating activity.
First Nations and the provinces should look to US state-tribal Compacts as a pragmatic way forward for cannabis regulation on-reserve.
Ben MacDonald of One Nation Cannabis presented his ideas about what council should do in implementing the Six Nations Cannabis Law. MacDonald asked Six Nations of the Grand River General Council to provide a motion allowing One Nation to establish a cannabis task force to work with the Cannabis Commission and council.
The Ketegaunseebee Medzin Society is sponsoring a community meeting and feast on Thursday December 19th from 5:30pm-8pm. The meeting is being held “to discuss how we can best adopt the historical governance structures and policies of our ancestors in regards to the beneficial use of the cannabis plant.” The event…
Kahnawake's draft cannabis legislation aimed at preventing problems that arose with tobacco: "we have to continue to move forward," said Gina Deer, the portfolio chief for cannabis on the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK).