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Tribe prepares to create cannabis regulations before nationwide legalization in Canada

Pictured: Members of the Kahnawake Tribe attend a yearly powwow

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 12, 2017

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

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 ...

Tribal members weigh economic and cultural implications of cannabis

Tribal members weigh economic and cultural implications of cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 1, 2017

As indigenous tribes in Washington legalize cannabis for both social and medicinal use, Native Americans praise the economic benefits but question the cultural impact. After state voters legalized social cannabis, some Native leaders said they were forced to do the same and avoid conflicting wit...

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