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Cannabis as colonialism? N.W.T. woman says government shouldn’t ‘impose’ legalization

PHOTO: Nora Wedzin outside a community consultation in Behchoko on Sunday. Wedzin wants more time before cannabis is legalized. (CBC News/Mario De Ciccio) By Katie Toth. Reprinted from CBC News North. Originally published May 02, 2018. When Nora Wedzin hears about the federal and territorial governments’ plans to legalize cannabis, including…

Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s weed arrests

By Rachel Browne. Reprinted from VICE News. First published April 18, 2018. Black and Indigenous men and women have been overrepresented in cannabis possession arrests across Canada in the years since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister, according to a VICE News investigation based on police data obtained through freedom of information…

Major Market Opportunities on First Nations Land

NEWS PROVIDED BY Marketnewsupdates.com.  Originally published Apr 12, 2018, 08:30 ET Emerging Advanced Resources Could Rock The Canadian Cannabis Industry  PALM BEACH, Florida, April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  The Canadian cannabis industry may have to triple its supplies to meet market demand. Health Canada is projecting that cannabis demand will soar to 1 million kilograms…

Sahtu chiefs disappointed after being ‘shot down’ on cannabis ownership proposal

By Katie Toth. Reprinted from CBC News North. Originally published April 30, 2018. Liquor stores will be the ones to sell cannabis, N.W.T. government proposal says  (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Some Sahtu chiefs in the Northwest Territories are disappointed the territorial government won’t let their First Nations sell cannabis when it…

BONOKOSKI: First Nations to Justin Trudeau: Don’t walk on our grass!

When it comes to our First Nations, Justin Trudeau projects a blood-brother relationship with our country’s indigenous communities, complete with an appropriated Haida tattoo, stresses the need for reconciliation to deal with the wounds of intergenerational trauma and abuse, but falls woefully short of doing anything substantive to lessen poverty and substance addictions.