Whitefish River First Nation not so keen on pot stores – keeps moratorium in place


While cannabis is now legal across Canada, the Whitefish River First Nation in Ontario says not so fast.

A community meeting on the weekend decided that a moratorium on stores that sell pot will stay in place until further notice.

The chief, and Elders says more research is needed before the community will open its arms to pot.

Annette is Anishinaabe from Alderville First Nation. She started at APTN as an Ottawa Correspondent in 2007 and has covered Indigenous issues from Parliament Hill and First Nation communities across Ontario. She has also freelanced for CBC Indigenous and Ricochet Media.

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