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Oglala Sioux Tribe successfully votes on laws to establish legal cannabis market
November 15, 2020

The legal cannabis movement is spreading in the direction of tribal lands, with the most recent law adoption taking place in South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. A successful vote by members of the...

Michigan’s largest vertically integrated cannabis operator partners with Upper Peninsula tribe

Michigan's largest vertically integrated cannabis operator partners with Upper Peninsula tribe
August 10, 2020

An historic moment occurred this July, when the largest vertically-integrated cannabis operator in Michigan confirmed a joint partnership with an Upper Peninsula tribe.  Located on the St. Marys River,...

Red Lake Nation goes down in history as it approves medical cannabis referendum
May 26, 2020

Wednesday, May 20 was an important and truly historical date in tribal territory history for the Ojibwe tribe in Minnesota. It was on this day that the first ever tribal nation in Minnesota voted – and...

Nevada’s tribal cannabis businesses are being proactive amid COVID-19 pandemic

Nevada’s tribal cannabis businesses are being proactive amid COVID-19 pandemic
May 8, 2020

As a global pandemic filters throughout the United States, some of the hardest-hit communities and territories are tribal lands. In Nevada where cannabis stores have been serving customers with delivery...

South Dakota tribe votes for cannabis legalization on ancestral territory
March 23, 2020

The results of a cannabis legalization vote by the Oglala Sioux Tribe are expected to be revealed in the coming week. If a successful vote ensues, this tribal territory in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...

First cannabis dispensary in Peepeekisis Cree Nation will bring in much-needed funds for the local economy
February 28, 2020

A band-owned cannabis dispensary opened for business in Peepeekisis Cree Nation on Saturday, February 15. Joint Adventures Medical Dispensary can be found close to the Peepeekisis Health Centre. It will...

Biggest U.S. tribal nation is preparing recommendations for hemp and cannabis industry
February 7, 2020

A working group cannabis study is in the pipeline for the Cherokee Nation; a group of southeastern woodland Indians best known for being farming people. The focal point of the study will be to understand...

Canada’s federal government wants to draft rules for cannabis in First Nations
Prior to the roll-out of legal weed, the Canadian federal government did not engage with First Nations territories to discuss their slice of the pot pie; cannabis excise tax sharing
September 6, 2019

The lead minister working on the Canadian federal government's cannabis file has been discussing hashing out regulatory framework for First Nations in Ottawa.  Cannabis has been legal in Canada since...

National Access Cannabis Corp. closes $9 million debt financing from Opaskwayak Cree Nation
January 14, 2019

National Access Cannabis Corp has a lot in store for 2019, with the Canadian company recently securing a loan valued at CAD$9,000,000.00. A pioneer in delivering secure, safe and responsible access...

Minimum age for cannabis consumption in Six Nations set at 21
Health Canada says it “acknowledges the interests of Indigenous communities and governments in establishing models and rules that meet their unique needs."
December 21, 2018

A minimum age for cannabis consumption in Six Nations has been confirmed by the Nations’ elected-band council. Individuals aged 21 and above will have the opportunity to cultivate, sell and distribute...

Indigenous-owned cannabis shop opens in Warman

Indigenous-owned cannabis shop opens in Warman
December 14, 2018

A brand new recreational cannabis store has opened its doors in Saskatchewan. Named 5Buds Cannabis, the Indigenous cannabis dispensary is based in Warman and is licensed under Synergy Five Investment. The...

Indigenous communities are funnelling funds into Canada’s legal cannabis industry

Pictured: Members of the Kahnawake Tribe attend a yearly powwow
Under Kahnawake Cannabis Control Law, the age limit is set three years above Quebec's at 21
October 17, 2018

A non-binding agreement has been signed by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, securing a partnership between the First Nation and major Canadian cannabis producer Canopy Growth Corp. Based on the details...

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