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Community Rolls Out Criticism On Cannabis Law

by Jessica Deer – May 11, 2018 • The Eastern Door A proposed Cannabis Control Law was hit with criticism at Tuesday’s Mohawk Council of Kahnawake community meeting, for blazing its way through the Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP). The draft law is currently undergoing a 30-day feedback period, which was extended until the…

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…