First Nation has close to $50M invested in cannabis industry | APTN Face To Face
Credits: APTN News
Published on Jan 16, 2019
It was only a few years ago that Opaskwayak Cree Nation was near bankruptcy and third-party management. Now, the northern Manitoba First Nation is the largest shareholder in Canada’s largest private cannabis retail operator.
OCN Chief Christian Sinclair has been called the “kingpin of the pot industry” but he jokes he prefers the title of “titan of cannabis.” The First Nation was looking for economic opportunities and discovered the retail side of the cannabis industry was going to be the most lucrative.