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‘First Nation jurisdiction on health and social systems and economic rights must be the starting point for dialogue with Canada on the legalization of marijuana’ Ontario Regional Chief Day

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore says that First Nations must have the opportunity to consult and participate fully from the new cannabis legislation announced today.

Group Has High Expectations For Budding Biz

 by Jessica Deer – March 31, 2017 • Eastern Door With the federal government expected to legalize recreational marijuana use by 2018, Indigenous people across Turtle Island are trying to stay one jump ahead of the competition. The National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association (NIMCA) was officially launched on Saturday in Tyendinaga, with the…

This new Indigenous group wants to harness the healing powers of weed

By Tom Keefer | Vice.com | March 29, 2017 The National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association is helping First Nations grow and sell their own. Last weekend, a few dozen people gathered in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory to formally launch a national Indigenous organization to promote and defend the Indigenous relationship to the cannabis plant. Named…

Mohawk Council Considering The “High” Road

Membership and marijuana highlighted the first Mohawk Council of Kahnawake community meeting of 2017 with predictably controversial results. Medical Marijuana With expectations that the federal government will legalize recreational marijuana use by 2018, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake is exploring the idea of entering the industry and is now looking…