Peepeekisis Cree Nation in Saskatchewan became the fourth First Nation in the province to open a dispensary without permission from the province or Ottawa. The community’s band council allows the store, which will create 15 jobs in the community of 491.
Regina Leader-Post, CTV News
- In the East, the Eskasoni First Nation (the largest Mi’kmaq community in Canada) is also considering opening a band-council-approved dispensary.
As Nunavut’s legislative assembly, the Inuit territory’s MLAs will be working to pass a bill amending the Nunavut Cannabis Act, designed above all to allow physical retail stores (such as have been called for by Iqaluit).
Nunatsiaq, CBC North
- Federal Conservative leadership candidate Peter MacKay, former attorney general, minister of national defence, and minister of foreign affairs, told a BC newspaper he disagreed with legalization, saying, “It should have been de-criminalized. […] What I most worry about is the impact on young people, the mental health implications, the impaired driving implications. It was forced.”
Kelowna Daily Courier