Almost a year after the legalization of cannabis, many First Nations have started to produce or become interested in the cannabis trade. But the interweaving of federal, provincial, and aboriginal laws that may apply in native territory makes the process slow and complex.
Many of our First Nations raise a lot of questions, whether it is about territorial jurisdiction, the impact of legalization on our communities, or economic opportunities.
Across the country, many First Nations are interested in these business opportunities, whether for medical or recreational usesays Terry Teegee, the regional chief for British Columbia at the Assembly of First Nations.
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Only eight of these licenses were granted to First Nations. We have challenges in certain regions.
Our luck in British Columbia, continues Terry Teegee,
we have a government that is very open to discussions. We are still looking for solutions.
The Vancouver conference offers workshops that showcase already successful cannabis production businesses, cannabis taxation on Aboriginal reserves, and the use of therapeutic cannabis in relation to Aboriginal traditions.
Aboriginal plantation in Burns Lake
Wesley Sam set up an information booth on his project: Nations. It is a cannabis plantation of over 2700 square meters in Burns Lake, in northern British Columbia. The plantation belongs to several First Nations, even though it is on municipal lands.
We got the agreement of our elderssays Wes, Sam,
authorization from all First Nations in the region, and we will use the Aboriginal brand to sell our products. Aboriginal brands are very powerful in Canada and internationally. We will try to enjoy it. Its goal is to be able to go into production in three months.
The legalization of edible and cannabis-derived products in a few months will also bring challenges for First Nations who will also want to enter the trade.
Here is what you need to know before seeing your local medical dispensary:You may require a doctor’s recommendation, medical cannabis certificate, and/or whatever proper documentation is required by your condition. Typically, you need to be 18 or older to qualify for a medical authorization, but exceptions could be made in some conditions for minors with especially debilitating conditions. You will often register with a medicinal dispensary. This is to keep your medical cannabis recommendation or certificate on file for regulatory and legal purposes. There will be a waiting room. This will be to control the circulation of patients and product, but a simple dividing wall also gives patients solitude and direct one-on-one contact using a budtender to candidly discuss medical problems. Many times, but not necessarily, your purchases will be monitored by medical dispensaries. This procedure can help budtenders and patients track effective medication as well as have a living record of manufacturers and goods for future reference and follow-up. Medicinal dispensaries usually allow you to smell and examine the buds before purchase. This might vary from state-to-state.
Yes, municipal approval is required prior to the AGLC will issue a retail cannabis license. Applicants should get in contact with their planned municipality to find out requirements concerning municipal retail cannabis legislation, zoning requirements, land-use limitations, and location requirements regarding how near a retail store can be to a provincial medical care centre, school, or parcel of property designated as a school book.
Keep non-medical cannabis legal Adults that are 19 years or older are able to:Have up to 30 g of authorized dried cannabis or the equivalent on their own person. Share up to 30 g of legal cannabis with other adults in Canada. Buy cannabis goods from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed merchant. Grow up to four plants per household. It’s illegal to present non-medical cannabis to anyone under the age of 19 and for anyone below the age of 19 to possess any quantity of anti inflammatory cannabis in Yukon.It is dangerous and illegal to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.