Community Meeting: Cannabis Control Law

The Cannabis Committee is hosting an important ONLINE community meeting on Wednesday, February 10, starting at 6:30 PM. The panelists will include committee members Chief Nadjiwon, Councilors and our legal advisor. The panel will explain the new Cannabis Control Law in detail and how it will be implemented in Neyaashiinigmiing. There will be a question and answer period with members following the presentation. This is an opportunity for members to learn how we are fairly and responsibly managing the cannabis industry in our home community.

Registration is required to attend this virtual event and ask questions. The event will also be streamed live on our YouTube channel for those who prefer to observe. The event will be recorded and available on our YouTube channel for on-demand viewing after the live presentation.

Event: Cannabis Control Law Community  Meeting

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Registration: Register online

Cannabis Control Law Enacted

After more than a year of community engagement and consultation, the Council has enacted the Cannabis Control Law to regulate the production, distribution and consumption of cannabis in Neyaashiinigmiing. The Council is confident that this law, created with the input of Chippewas of Nawash members, strikes the proper balance between enabling economic development and protecting the health, safety and security of residents.

The new law is effective immediately. You can read the law in its entirety on the By-Laws page.

Feedback Invited for Draft Cannabis Control Law

The legalization of cannabis for recreational use in Canada has created an entire new industry and business ecosystem around it. While cannabis may be legal, the impacts of cannabis use and the industry may not be insignificant. Communities across Canada have had to grapple with the advent of legal cannabis and how to safely and responsibly manage the new industry in their jurisdiction.

Rather than entirely deregulate cannabis in Neyaashiinigmiing, the Council listened to the concerns of the membership and created a Cannabis Commission to propose a safe and responsible management strategy for the industry in our community. Working with our legal counsel, the Council has created a draft Cannabis Control Law for consideration by members of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Visit the Feedback Page to read the proposed law and share your feedback with the Council.

The Council wants to hear from as many members as possible. We have scheduled a webinar for Monday September 14, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The draft law will be presented by a panel including Council members, legal counsel, and industry consultants. Members can register for the webinar here. For those that want to watch the webinar, without registering, we will also livestream the event to the Chippewas of Nawash Facebook page.