Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory’s dozens of dispensaries, which serve “thousands of cars on a daily basis,” have touched off an economic boom in the First Nation, where home- and business renovations are becoming widespread and several new gas stations have opened to serve nearby Highway 401.
- A group of Chiefs from Ontario, Saskatchewan, and BC argued while legal REC industry was “a historic an tangible opportunity” for First Nations, all face a barrier to entry because the federal government handed REC retail to the provinces—none of which have governance relationships with First Nations.
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- At Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation in Ontario, protests from community members stopped a planned outdoor MED production facility just before Health Canada approval. Band members say the First-Nations–owned Wiisag Corp. failed to properly consult with them.
- The Nunavut government slashed its markup on dry flower from $4 to $1 per gram after REC sales decline dramatically between Q1 and Q2 of the fiscal year. Nunavut REC prices are among the country’s highest, averaging between $14 and $16 per gram against the national $10 average.