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Canada’s federal government wants to draft rules for cannabis in First Nations

Canada’s federal government wants to draft rules for cannabis in First Nations

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 October 2018, when the Cannabis act – A.K.A "Bill C-45" – went into effect. Once cannabis wa...

National Access Cannabis Corp. closes $9 million debt financing from Opaskwayak Cree Nation

National Access Cannabis Corp. closes $9 million debt financing from Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 to legal cannabis, the company closed the aforementioned amount of debt financing from Opaskwayak Cre...

Minimum age for cannabis consumption in Six Nations set at 21

Minimum age for cannabis consumption in Six Nations set at 21

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 weed, so long as the activity occurs within the boundaries of his/her specific territory. The recen...

Indigenous-owned cannabis shop opens in Warman

Indigenous-owned cannabis shop opens in Warman

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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-owned dispensary has been developed by means of a collaboration between the following...

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

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

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

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 of this Kahnawake cannabis deal, a weed production facility extending across 4,650 square meters ...

Kahnawake Draft Cannabis Legislation will prevent problems that occurred within the tobacco industry

Kahnawake Draft Cannabis Legislation will prevent problems that occurred within the tobacco industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2018

Located on the south shore of Quebec’s St. Lawrence River is the Kanien'kehá:ka community of Kahnawake. This First Nations Reserve sits south of Montreal, where the countdown is on for cannabis legalization in Canada. However, for the indigenous people living on Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, the grass ...

Six Nations is drafting its very own cannabis law

Six Nations is drafting its very own cannabis law

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 14, 2018

The most populous First Nations reserve in Canada is drafting its own cannabis law. Cannabis in the Six Nations could be regulated quite differently than it will be in provinces that patiently wait for regulations to be imposed by outside governments. So, why does Six Nations want to draft its own...

Washington’s first drive-thru cannabis dispensary opens its doors on tribal territory

Washington’s first drive-thru cannabis dispensary opens its doors on tribal territory

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 30, 2018

Buying legal weed in Washington is now as easy as visiting your favorite fast food joint, thanks to the recent launch of an Auburn cannabis dispensary. Joint Rivers is the name of the drive-thru cannabis dispensary, where consumers are invited to peruse and/or purchase pot products and related merchan...

Wisconsin tribe reaches settlement to grow hemp for CBD oil on reservation

Wisconsin tribe reaches settlement to grow hemp for CBD oil on reservation

July 30, 2018

A tribe located in northern Wisconsin and the state's attorney general have settled a lawsuit, allowing the tribe to grow hemp for CBD oil. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit in February against Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. The lawsuit stated Attorney G...

The 2018 Smoke Signals Indigenous Cannabis Cup just took place on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

The 2018 Smoke Signals Indigenous Cannabis Cup just took place on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 1, 2018

On May 18, the 2018 Smoke Signals Indigenous Cannabis Cup kicked off on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.  The event stretched over four days, enticing hordes of indigenous people who were keen to celebrate cannabis culture in Canada. This is one of the first indigenous-focused cannabis events to kic...

Native American tribes are fighting to get into California’s cannabis market

Native American tribes are fighting to get into California’s cannabis market

March 2, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor One group was left out when California drafted Prop. 64, which legalized cannabis in the state: Native Americans. Until emergency regulations were drafter in November, there was essentially no effort to include them in the legal cannabis market, and what...

This Washington tribe is set to start cannabis sales

This Washington tribe is set to start cannabis sales

Annureet Kaur

January 10, 2018

The Port S'Klallam Tribe is ready to step into the cannabis industry, after a cannabis compact with the state of Washington was approved by the Liquor and Cannabis Board. The tribal and state compact, or agreement, will allow the tribe to regulate cannabis sales, production, processing and laboratory...

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