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Namaste Signs Services Agreement with Indigenous Canadian Medical Dispensaries (IcMD) to Provide Patient Consultations to Over 1.5 Million Indigenous Community Members Exclusively through NamasteMD

Namaste and IcMD believe they can help bridge the gap for Indigenous communities across Canadawho are suffering from an overwhelming lack of access to quality healthcare services.

How legal weed will change Canada

The legal cannabis market is already presenting both challenges and opportunities for many Indigenous communities across the country. Former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine spent 2017 travelling to meet with First Nations and cannabis companies about the potential for future jobs and economic growth.

Indigenous leaders raise concerns over impact of legal marijuana on First Nations communities

Reprinted from the Toronto Star, Dec 12, 2017. Isadore Day, Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says it’s embarrassing that Indigenous leaders weren’t invited to take part in Monday’s talks between finance ministers in Ottawa. By KRISTY KIRKUP The Canadian Press OTTAWA—Indigenous leaders looking at the prospect of legalized…

Uncertainty envelops impact of federal pot law on First Nation territory

By Jorge Barrera | APTN National News | September 14, 2017 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. Liberal MP Bill Blair, who is also parliamentary secretary…

Phil Fontaine enters marijuana business

By: Mia Rabson Winnipeg Free Press 12/6/2016 4:42 PM OTTAWA — A former national indigenous leader is launching a new venture to take weed to reserves. Phil Fontaine, former head of both the Assembly of First Nations and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, will lead Indigenous Roots, a medical marijuana company…