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Kanien’kehá:ka chiefs fear cannabis will lead to tobacco’s lingering problems

‘We have tobacco shacks, and we don’t want cannabis shacks’ Jessica Deer · CBC News · Posted: Oct 15, 2018 Kwetiio Goodleaf isn’t happy with how her community’s band council is developing legislation to regulate the cannabis industry in Kahnawake, Que. (Jessica Deer/CBC) Kwetiio Goodleaf has worked in Kahnawake’s tobacco industry for the past three…

Free-rein cannabis shops vs. a complete moratorium: 2 Anishinaabe communities have differing strategies on pot

Alderville and Hiawatha, separated by a few dozen kilometres, have a big divide when it comes to marijuana By Rhiannon Johnson · CBC News · Oct 12, 2018  Alderville and Hiawatha First Nations are preparing for cannabis legalization in their own ways. (Martin Trainor/CBC) On the south side of Rice Lake in southern Ontario, Alderville…

Two Communities Planning For Cannabis Future

 by Daniel J. Rowe – October 5, 2018 • The Eastern Door Those who attended last week’s Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) meeting know that when it comes to cannabis, strong opinions are held. Kahnawake is not the only Kanien’kehá:ka community grappling with the upcoming federal legalization October 17, with some leaders looking at…

Pot Meeting Ends In Call For Referendum

by Daniel J. Rowe – October 3, 2018 • The Eastern Door By 8:30 p.m., Mohawk Council of Kahnawake lawyer Murray Marshall’s summary of the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Lawseemed a distant memory. From 6:30 p.m. on, the majority of Tuesday’s Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) meeting at Karonhianónhnha School involved heavy criticism directed at council and the…

The Long Trail From Seed To Weed To Market

by Daniel J. Rowe – September 27, 2018 • The Eastern Door If all goes to plan, the RoyalMax Biotechnology and Sublime Culture medical marijuana facility will be operational next month. Katsiraké:ron McComber is an assistant grower and horticulturalist at the Sublime grow-op in Laval. “I just find it’s so fascinating,” said McComber.…

Cannabis trafficking charges laid against 2 Tribal ReLeaf former employees

Despite possibility of charges, Tribal ReLeaf has branches at Tobique and Oromocto First Nations Hadeel Ibrahim · CBC News · Posted: Jul 17, 2018 6:00 AM AT | Last Updated: July 17 Nine months after the RCMP raided the Tobique First Nation dispensary Tribal ReLeaf, and were blockaded by community members for hours, two…

‘This is precedent-setting’: First Nations poised to challenge Nova Scotia’s marijuana monopoly

Brett Bundale The Canadian Press June 29, 2018 First Nations say their lands are federal jurisdiction and they are within their rights to set up dispensaries HALIFAX — Nova Scotia First Nations appear poised to take on the province’s marijuana monopoly — including one Mi’kmaq community that has enlisted Olympian…