Indigenous people speak out at 420 rally in Ottawa

  OTTAWA – Representatives for the National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association (NIMCA) were invited speakers at the Ottawa 420 event on April 20th, 2017. In this video by Clifton Nicholas, NIMCA members speak about the newly proposed Canadian Cannabis laws and the need to include indigenous people in the process. For more information about NIMCA check their Facebook page.

Not a pipe dream: Aboriginals set sights on selling marijuana

By Christopher Curtis | Montreal Gazette | March 28 With the federal government on the verge of creating a multi-billion dollar legal marijuana industry, Brian Marquis worries aboriginal people will be left high and dry. Marquis, 57, is a patient at the Legacy 420 dispensary on the Tyendinaga Mohawk territory near Kingston, Ont. And after nearly three years of frequenting the business, he says he has seen the financial potential and medical benefits of cannabis. Now he wants to see storefront dispensaries sprout up in reserves across Canada: providing an economic engine that will help lift indigenous people out of poverty and, he says, provide Read More …