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Dispensing Freedom

Judge dismisses charges against Mi’kmaw business accused of unlicensed cannabis sales

Matter dropped after Crown said lead investigator was no longer available From CBC by Erin Pottie September 2 2022 A Cape Breton man waited nearly two years to argue for what he says is his right to sell cannabis on reserve lands. But just as Albert Marshall Jr.’s trial got underway on…

From raids to riches: Listuguj’s cannabis shops bounce back after 2020 police shakedown

Additional marijuana regulations and community revenue needed, says chief From APTN by Emelia Fournier September 1 2022  A Mi’gmaq First Nation on the Quebec-New Brunswick border has seen its marijuana industry grow dramatically – and its Cannabis Office is trying to figure out how to manage the boom. Weed shops have…

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…

Chief Riley speaks in M’Chigeeng FN as cannabis survey shows community support for grassroots entrepreneurship

M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION – Former National Chief Del Riley, the last president of the National Indian Brotherhood, will be speaking in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Sunday, August 7th. Chief Riley, who has been at the forefront of the battle to recognize cannabis as an Aboriginal and Treaty right, will be…

Canadian growers destroyed a record 425 million grams of cannabis last year

From MJBizDaily by Matt Lamers August 3 2022 Canadian licensed producers have destroyed a growing amount of cannabis every year since adult-use legalization nearly four years ago, with 2021’s record quantity far exceeding the product sold that year, an MJBizDaily analysis has found. The latest data signals that some Canadian mass-producers might…

Fighting illicit trade is a crucial step in eliminating cigarettes

Awareness and education surrounding illicit tobacco in Canada can reduce the impact on public health From The National Post by Joanne Peters, Postmedia Content Works August 3 2022 This story was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. The trade in illicit…

Flora Growth Partners With Colombia’s Largest Indigenous Tribe To Manufacture Cannabis Products

From Benzinga by Vuk Zdinjak August 3 2022 Flora Growth Corp. FLGC+3.63%+ Free Alerts entered into a joint venture agreement with Pharma Indigena Misak Manasr Sas, the largest indigenous tribe in Colombia, on the development of cultivation best practices, manufacturing, export, and marketing of cannabis and cannabis containing products. Under the agreement, Flora will provide…