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Dispensing Freedom – Gary Wassakeesic in the former Cannabis Culture Toronto dispensary and lounge

Toronto – Gary Wassaykeesic sits in the lobby of The Village Dispensary, formerly Cannabis Culture. The shop, a cannabis dispensary was forced to change its name after Toronto police arrested Marc and Jodie Emery on drug trafficking charges. In this video, Gary speaks about his view that Native people in…
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Elected Band Council discusses cannabis in Tyendinaga

  Tim Barnhart makes a presentation to the Tyendinaga Elected Band Council on February 20th, 2017. Photo by Tom Keefer. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA – It is no secret that the cannabis industry is booming in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. There are now eight different medical dispensaries on the territory, and…
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Mario and Buzzy Baptiste: rights, responsibilities, and knowing who you are

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Mario and Buzzy Baptiste are two Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) men who have long been involved in the cannabis industry. They were both in attendance at the January 28th meeting of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association in Tyendinaga where this interview was recorded. Mario Baptiste provides his understanding of…
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Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association holds inaugural meeting

The first meeting of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association was held in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory on Saturday, January 28th. By Tom Keefer Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory – Over 40 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association on Saturday, January 28th. Attendees came from a number of different…
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Coverage of the developing Indigenous medical cannabis industry in Tyendinaga

Over the past year Real People's Media has covered the growth of an Indigenous medical cannabis industry in Tyendinaga that of this writing now consists of three dispensaries openly operating within the territory. The first and most established of these businesses is Legacy 420, owned and operated by a Tyendinaga…
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‘A bundle of arrows doesn’t break’: The formation of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association

  By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY  – ’The times they are a changin’. 10 or 20 years ago it would have seemed quite implausible that a group of Native growers and retailers of marijuana would openly hold a public meeting to discuss the formation of an Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association.…
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Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson) on medical cannabis and the Onkwehon:we

Kanasaraken (Loran Thompson)speaks to Tom Keefer of Real Peoples Media about his thoughts on the draft framework and bylaws of the Indigenous Medical Cannabis Association, the significance of medical cannabis as a healing herb, and how longhouse people should relate to this growing industry. This interview was recorded in Tyendinaga Mohawk…
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