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by Jessica Deer  | Eastern Door With the federal government expected to legalize recreational marijuana use by 2018, Indigenous people across Turtle Island are trying to stay one jump ahead of the competition. The National Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association (NIMCA) was officially launched on Saturday in Tyendinaga, with the goal to promote and defend Indigenous peoples relationship with cannabis. “We are not allowing the Canadian government to regulate the Indigenous medical cannabis industry. You know who is going to regulate that? Indians,” said Brian Marquis, who was elected at the president of NIMCA’s Ontario chapter. “All we are doing is Read More …

Elected Band Council discusses cannabis in Tyendinaga

By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA – It is no secret that the cannabis industry is booming in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. There are now eight different medical dispensaries on the territory, and it seems like more are opening every week. On the morning of Monday, February 20th, 2017, the Elected Band Council of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory received a presentation from local businessman and cannabis proponent Tim Barnhart. Barnhart is the owner of Legacy 420, a store he opened two years ago as the first cannabis dispensary in an Indigenous community in Canada. Armed with a thick brief of reports and studies spread Read More …