Pot Tax Deal Could Bring Revenue Boom for Canada’s First Nations: An agreement would reduce lost tax revenue from illegal sales on First Nations lands, give indigenous businesses more power to work with mainstream pot firms, and provide billions of dollars in revenues.
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Terry Teegee will chair the Assembly of First Nations Chiefs Committee on Cannabis, which is working on a framework to harmonize the First Nation “seed to sale” cannabis industry with the rest of Canada.
The work underway on the First Nation Federal Framework on Cannabis was discussed at the inaugural meeting of the AFN Chiefs Committee on Cannabis during the AFN National Cannabis Summit.
Canada’s Assembly of First Nations, representing more than 900,000 indigenous people south of the Arctic Circle, held its first-ever National Cannabis Summit in Vancouver this week, where participants discussed the implications of legalization on the safety, public health, and economic development of their communities.
, lawyers Drew Lafond and Sonia Eggerman will present at the Assembly of First Nations National First Nations (AFN) Cannabis Summit in Vancouver, BC discussing First Nations’ jurisdiction over cannabis.
This audio was recorded at the September 4-5 2019 AFN National Cannabis Summit at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.
Hundreds of delegates will gather to engage on the latest information and research relating to First Nations and cannabis, including key issues in areas like jurisdiction over sales and regulation, health impacts, social development impacts and economics.
Cultivating, buying or selling cannabis could provide economic support to those First Nations devastated by a downturn in the province's forest industry.
First Nations officials say over-arching federal and provincial frameworks in place to regulate cannabis in Canada do not consider a third level of governance that comes from rights they already have over traditional lands.
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.