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Indigenous man says he can sell cannabis without B.C. lisence because of UN declaration

"It's made it quite difficult for First Nations to actually do any business off-reserve, so I took it upon myself — once the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was tabled in B.C. — to step off-reserve and basically assert our rights within our territory, our practice, our rights within our territory."

Media Release: Rally in Shawanaga – Stop the Raids, Return our Medicines!

At 9:30am on Monday, March 22nd, supporters of the High-Way 69 Medical Cannabis dispensary will gather in the parking lot of the store, and then travel in a convoy to the APS station in Wasauksing First Nation which launched the raid. The convoy will be led by Chief Del Riley and will demand that the APS return the stolen medicines and apologize for the raid. Supporters are asked to bring flags and signs and wear camo to show their support.

Anishinabek Police Raid Indigenous Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary in Shawanaga

The High-Way 69 Medicinal Cannabis Shop was not deterred by the raid and has decided to re-open and will continue providing medicinal cannabis for their customers. According to one staff member, “Our rights have been violated, and I think we have to take a stand on it. By opening up again, we’re taking a stand.”

TOP STORIES 2020: Retail landscape for legal cannabis stores in Chilliwack kept shifting

From The Chilliwack Progress by Jennifer Feinberg December 30, 2020 The provincial government declared cannabis retail business an essential service in March 2020 Chilliwack’s retail landscape for legal cannabis kept shifting in 2020. The Chilliwack area was already unique, with the first fully licensed store in the region opening in…

RCMP raid unlicensed Cole Harbour cannabis dispensaries

From The CBC by Jack Julian December 23, 2020 Nine people were arrested Wednesday after the RCMP raided five unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in the Halifax area. Police say they seized a “significant quantity” of cannabis, cannabis products and cash from the dispensaries on Caldwell Road in Cole Harbour. The businesses operated on land…

Veritas Pharma Announces Timeline Update on the Acquisition of Indigenous Bloom Hemp Corporation and Provides Board Update

From Yahoo! Finance December 23 2020 Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 23, 2020) – Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE: VRT) (OTC: VRTHF) (FSE: 2VPA) (“Veritas” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it expects to complete the Due Diligence process for the acquisition of Indigenous Bloom Hemp Corporation (“HempCo”) within the…

A Look at BIPOC’s Ability to Access Capital and Income Through Cannabis in 2020

Industry stakeholders discuss developments that will support minority businesses and investors looking to provide financial support to disenfranchised communities. From cannabisdispensarymag.com by Patrick William December 21, 2020 In 2020, industry members have been meeting virtually to discuss opportunities for minority participation in the cannabis space, including at the ownership level.…