After first giving licenses to First Nations eight applicants in August, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will issue 26 more licenses on First Nations territories.
Globe and Mail
- For some, the licenses are an attempt to divide communities.
- The Assembly of First Nations’ plan for a separate Indigenous cannabis regulation and taxation system might be worth billions in revenue for First Nations, though some First Nations critics have dismissed the plan as colonial.
Globe and Mail, Bloomberg, Twitter—Stephen John Ford
- Calgary claims to have spent more than $6.9M on cannabis-related programs since legalization. Trina Fraser noted there was little information about whether these costs have been offset by other spending, since other cities have reported little comparable increase.
Calgary Herald, Twitter—Trina Fraser
- Financial intelligence agency the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) is beginning to investigate whether the legal REC industry is being used to launder money.