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Decolonizing cannabis

Excluded from Canada’s marijuana industry, Indigenous entrepreneurs are forging a sovereign market From The Breach by Caitlin Donohue August 4 2022 When Tim Barnhart first opened a cannabis dispensary on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory back in 2015, it was considered a radical act.  Legacy 420 was a sovereign shop, promising to empower Indigenous…

Indigenous-owned and operated cannabis platform launches on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Red Market Brand’s long-term goal is to “establish a national network of First Nation-licenced producers who will supply Red Market and other First Nation cannabis products — all approved by Health Canada.” From TheGrowthOp by Sam Riches June 21 2021 Red Market Brand (RMB) will give Canadian consumers an Indigenous option when…

Indigenous-owned and operated cannabis platform launches on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Red Market Brand’s long-term goal is to “establish a national network of First Nation-licenced producers who will supply Red Market and other First Nation cannabis products — all approved by Health Canada.” From Regina Leader-Post by Sam Riches June 21 2021 Red Market Brand (RMB) will give Canadian consumers an Indigenous option…

Diversity in Cannabis: Lil Wayne, Honeysuckle Rock Times Square with Powerful Message

From The Bluntness by Taylor Engle June 29 2021 In their latest effort to spread awareness and spark conversation, Honeysuckle Magazinehas partnered with hip hop legend and cannabis advocate/entrepreneur Lil Wayne on “Diversity in Cannabis,” a Times Square campaign that will go down in history and hopefully set the stage for…

3 years ago you could only buy legal weed on First Nations, now some say the industry needs a ‘red market’

Some Indigenous leaders see the upcoming three-year review of federal pot laws as a chance for a new deal From CBC.ca by Erik White February 26, 2021 Three years ago, before the federal government legalized cannabis, you could buy it on many First Nations in Ontario. In some cases, these pot shops were…