The government of Canada failed in its duty to consult Indigenous people about legalization, which is a particular problem because “Regulating the use of traditional medicinal plants is consistent with the law-making authority exercised by many Indigenous peoples since time immemorial,” argues articled First Peoples Law student Jesse Donovan. For that and other reasons, Donovan argues Canada must not challenge “legitimate expressions of Indigenous law-making.”
- The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, between Montreal and Ottawa, announced it will begin issuing licenses to grow and sell cannabis within the community.
- The Canadian cannabis sector is overwhelmingly white and bypassing communities of colour, argued political science scholar Chuka Ejeckam.
Globe and Mail
- For a lot of Baby Boomers, legalization has meant returning to cannabis for the first time in years—now for therapeutic purposes.
Winnipeg Free Press