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Oct 11, 2022
Chris Googoo, a councillor in Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia was supposed to go court Tuesday to set a trial date for two charges of breaching the province’s cannabis laws.
Instead, Googoo told the court that he plans on fighting the charges based on section 35 rights under the constitution.
After the hearing, Googoo told a couple of dozen supporters that it’s his right under the constitution to sell cannabis products.
“Like exercising our inherent treaty rights is like something that all of our people should be doing freely, and not have to be harassed by any bodies of governments,” he said.
Googoo’s cannabis store is located on Millbrook First Nation.
In December 2021, it was raided by the RCMP – and four other unlicensed shops.
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