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How Diverse is Canada’s Legal Cannabis Industry? Examining Race and Gender of its Executives and Directors

This policy brief by the CDPE and the University of Toronto offers a first-of-its-kind comprehensive and systematic look at the race and gender of those with the greatest influence and financial stake in the legal cannabis industry in Canada. Given the disproportionate negative effects experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People…

OPINION: Who is profiting off of cannabis in Canada? Not those who suffered most under cannabis prohibition

from theglobeandmail.com Original Article by Nazlee Maghsoudi and Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah October 14, 2020 Nazlee Maghsoudi is Knowledge Translation Manager, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation (CDPE), and Doctoral Candidate, Health Services Research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology,…

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte push back on annual Cannabis Cup, detours in place on Highway 49

From quintenews.com original article by David Foot September 11 2020 An emergency detour has been put in place on Highway 49 due to what OPP are calling a “community event”. The Tyendinaga Mohawk Police tell Quinte News officers are supervising a blockade by community members, who are trying to stop…

Veritas Pharma Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Indigenous Bloom Hemp Corporation

From newsfilecorp.com original article September 9 2020 Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 9, 2020) – Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE: VRT) (OTC Pink: VRTHF) (FSE: 2VPA) (“Veritas” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a business combination agreement dated September 4, 2020 (the “Business Combination Agreement“) to…

New job opportunities in sight for Chippewas of the Thames First Nation through new partnership

From anishinabeknews.ca original article by Colin Graf September 7 2020 CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION— Officials with the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) are announcing a $2 million investment in a Canadian licensed cannabis cultivation and production company. The purchase of 21% of Sensi Brands Inc. will…