Province takes Long Plain First Nation to court over on-reserve pot shop – The Growthop

Province takes Long Plain First Nation to court over on-reserve pot shop – The Growthop

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 202183 Views

Jul 05, 2021

“Canada failed to consider Indigenous interests when legalizing cannabis and as a result, First Nations were forced to exercise their jurisdiction in respect of cannabis to fight for access to this market”

Long Plain First Nation is set to face off Manitoba’s Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority in court over a dispute regarding the sale of cannabis from an unlicensed dispensary on the Keeshkemaquah Urban Reserve, near Portage la Prairie.

The province filed a lawsuit late last week seeking an interim and permanent injunction to force the shutdown of cannabis dispensary Indigenous Bloom, described on the company website as a “co-operative of First Nation and Indigenous Peoples that consolidates long-term partnerships with First Nation and Indigenous Peoples on Indigenous lands for the production and dispensing of medicinal hemp and cannabis products.”

Read More: https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/province-takes-long-plain-first-nation-to-court-over-on-reserve-pot-shop

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