In First Nations communities across Canada, unlicensed–and licensed–dispensaries and production sites remain the flashpoint for debate.
- As the 30th anniversary of the Oka Crisis approaches, Kanehsatake Mohawk Territory Grand Chief Serge Simon is fighting the territory’s many dispensaries, which are both an economic driver for and a major source of division within the community.
Journal de Montréal–In French
- In Six Nations of the Grand River, near Hamilton ON, the elected Band Council and cannabis commission stoked controversy by reminding residents unlicensed cannabis was illegal. The statement followed the an announcement by a new organization called the Six Nations People’s Cannabis Coalition that its members would begin supplying and selling unlicensed REC as of July 1.
The Sudbury Star acknowledged the complexity of questions about jurisdiction, rights, and taxes as it noted dispensary advocates and opponents are equally fired up about the issue.