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Canadian panel urges bigger role for First Nations in cannabis industry – MJBizDaily

June 26, 2023

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A Canadian Senate committee is urging the federal government to revise the county’s adult-use cannabis law to give First Nations the authority to regulate their own production and sales programs.

That is one of the recommendations contained in a recently released report by the Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples, which spent 2022 examining the implementation of the 2018 Cannabis Act and how the end of prohibition affected Indigenous peoples.

The group of 14 senators heard testimony from 29 witnesses. (MJBizDaily reported on the committee’s hearings last year.)

The panel’s report provides an overview of the challenges First Nations face in the regulation or restriction of cannabis on their reserves.

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