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First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy

Six Nations cannabis dispensary owner defiant after raid: ‘Stay out of our affairs’ By Jorge Barrera, CBC News Posted: Jan 10, 2018 8:10 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 15,…

Indigenous pot superstore drives profound transformation on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

From Toronto Star link to article by John Barber Oct. 14, 2018 Tim Barnhart has a problem that few Indigenous entrepreneurs before him have ever experienced. With annual…

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory pot shop owner speaks out against legal First Nation licences

From link to article by Kraig Krause, Aug 16th 2019 The Government of Ontario rolled out its list of eight First Nation communities who applied for the…

Francis Boots discusses decolonizing the Cannabis Act

One of the things I see as an absolute necessity is that we educate ourselves about the effects and benefits of cannabis. Up to this point, we’ve had a very negative stereotype of cannabis in our community. It’s like we even labelled it in the language in a negative connotation; we say kayenkwaksen (bad tobacco). It’s not a good way to describe this, a plant that has all these benefits around.