Free-rein cannabis shops vs. a complete moratorium: 2 Anishinaabe communities have differing strategies on pot – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201810 Views

Alderville and Hiawatha, separated by a few dozen kilometres, have a big divide when it comes to marijuana

Oct 12, 2018

On the south side of Rice Lake in southern Ontario, Alderville First Nation is becoming increasingly known as the ‘Green Mile,’ a moniker inspired by the number of cannabis dispensaries that have cropped up along the stretch of County Road 45 that runs through the community.

Hiawatha First Nation, about 50 km to the north of Alderville, has taken a different approach, putting a moratorium on all businesses and for-profit enterprises relating to the production and sale of cannabis on the First Nation’s territory.

As the legalization of cannabis approaches, the two small Mississauga Anishinabeg communities are each preparing in their own way.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/alderville-hiawatha-first-nation-cannabis-1.4858785

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