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$2.3 million in support for Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs in B.C. – Global News

April 23, 2023

More opportunities for Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs in B.C. will soon be made available, according to the province.

The government announced Saturday that it has allocated nearly $2.3 million to be added to the B.C. Indigenous Cannabis Business Fund (ICBF).

The fund’s goal is to increase Indigenous participation within B.C.’s cannabis industry.

“I commend the province for enhancing its support of First Nations cannabis-related economic development through the ICBF,” said Regional Chief Terry Teegee with the BC Assembly of First Nations.

“This fund is one example of how the BC Assembly of First Nations advocates and works collaboratively to advance First Nations rights and interests in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”

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