Indigenous Kept from Economic Opportunities from Pot Legalization: Senate Committee

By CTV News on June 15, 2023

A Senate committee says the current cannabis market and legislation has kept Indigenous Peoples from sharing in the economic opportunities that the legalization of recreational pot created.

The standing Senate committee on Indigenous Peoples said Thursday that it wants the country to shift its approach to cannabis to help Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs better benefit from the pot market.

A review the committee undertook left members “severely disappointed but not surprised” to hear that Indigenous Peoples found themselves often shut out of or facing additional barriers in the cannabis market.

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