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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


Filed under Tribal Nations

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


Filed under Tribal Nations

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


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

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


Filed under Tribal Nations

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


Filed under Tribal Nations

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


Filed under News, Tribal Nations

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


Filed under Tribal Nations

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...

Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa ready to grow hemp for medical purposes

Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa ready to grow hemp for medical purposes

Sara Tiradossi

October 27, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Tribal Nations

Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa would be the first of the state’s 11 tribes to start growing hemp for medicinal purposes. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin is set to start growing hemp to make cannabidiol, or CBD, treat seizures and other medical conditions, and provide jobs as well. This...

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

According to tribal members residing Nevada, federal agencies are threatening cannabis businesses on tribal land even though state social cannabis sales began in July. Although Nevada’s tribal cannabis compact bill became law this summer and allowed tribes to grow and sell cannabis, there are curr...

Tribe prepares to create cannabis regulations before nationwide legalization in Canada

Tribe prepares to create cannabis regulations before nationwide legalization in Canada

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 12, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

The Kahnawake Tribe in Quebec, Canada imposed a suspension on the production, distribution and sale of cannabis on its land while the council works out regulations. The Mohawk council plans to pass its own cannabis legislation before Canada legalizes it nationwide by July 2018. Chief Gina Dee...

Newly formed Indian Nation association request meeting with California gov. on social cannabis

Newly formed Indian Nation association request meeting with California gov. on social cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 5, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

The California Native American Cannabis Association (C-NACA) asked Gov. Jerry Brown to hold government-to-government consultations with tribes and ensure cannabis regulations respect tribal sovereignty and the right to self-regulate. The association planned a conference on tribal cannabis issues ...

Tribe from Minnesota sees profit in hemp

Tribe from Minnesota sees profit in hemp

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 22, 2017


Filed under News, Tribal Nations

After a Native American tribe in Minnesota began the cultivation of hemp, the goal of a self-sustaining economy became more viable. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) gave the Minnesota Department of Agriculture permission to start a hemp pilot project in which six participants grew on 40 a...

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