Category Archives: First Nations

Saskatchewan Asserts That Cannabis Store on Indigenous Land Is Illegal

A meeting next week to discuss a cannabis-related issue might just provide answers to questions bigger than who can sell cannabis in Canada. The Regina meeting, between the Saskatchewan provincial government and representatives of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, will discuss the legality of a successful cannabis retail store run by the Muscowpetung that has not […]

Canada Licenses First Indigenous Owned and Operated Medical Marijuana Facility

Canadian regulators have licensed the country’s first Indigenous owned and operated medical marijuana facility, it was announced recently. The facility, Seven Leaf, received a license to operate as a medicinal cannabis cultivator and processor under the Access to Cannabis For Medical Purposes Regulations from Health Canada late last month. Seven Leaf is located in the Akwesasne Mohawk […]

Lack of ‘meaningful’ consultation hinders First Nations’ participation in Canada’s cannabis industry

Businesses with identified First Nations affiliations make up only 5% of Canada’s licensed cannabis producers, a fact that indigenous leaders blame on the federal government’s failure to adequately consult with communities over the legalization of marijuana. Six of Canada’s 115 licensed producers have affiliations – including financial or other partnerships – with First Nations communities […]

First Nations of Canada Petitioning For Cut of Cannabis Tax Revenue

With pot legalization coming this year, the First Nations of Canada are petitioning for a cut of cannabis tax revenue. Manny Jules is the chief commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission. He wants lawmakers to amend Bill C-45, the nation’s pot legalization law, to allow First Nations to set policy on tribal lands. Indigenous communities of […]