VANCOUVER, Sept. four, 2019 /CNW/ – Assembly of 1st Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN British Columbia Regional Chief Terry Teegee addressed delegates right now at the AFN’s initially ever National Cannabis Summit in Vancouver, B.C. The Summit is one particular of the most extensive examinations of the implications and challenges surrounding 1st Nations and legal cannabis.

In Summit Delegates will Address Important Concerns of Jurisdiction, Well being, and Social and Financial Impacts

“This Summit is about 1st Nations straight addressing the several challenges associated to legal cannabis. These challenges have been not addressed by the federal government when implementing this new regime,” stated AFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee, who oversees this portfolio for AFN. “We’ll be examining crucial challenges associated to income sharing, trade, wellness and social impacts and extra. The goal of this Summit is to present the greatest and most present details on all elements of legal cannabis so 1st Nations can make informed choices. The government excluded us from this significant dialogue. And we are filling the space and obtaining approaches forward that will respect 1st Nations rights and jurisdiction.”

Hundreds of 1st Nations leaders and citizens. Along with, specialists in wellness, economics, the law, and social improvement are gathered in Vancouver more than the subsequent two days for the National Cannabis Summit. Cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018 when the Cannabis Act and associated legislation came into force. The federal government did not totally engage or seek the advice of with 1st Nations on how its proposed legislation would make certain respect and implementation of 1st Nations rights, title and jurisdiction.

National Chief Bellegarde stated:

“The AFN National Cannabis Summit is one particular of the most extensive examinations of 1st Nations and cannabis to date. It is an chance for 1st Nations to talk about, dialogue and share their views. 1st Nations have diverse views on legal cannabis. But, we all agree that governments should recognize and respect our jurisdiction. The AFN will advocate and help 1st Nations who want to assert and workout their jurisdiction in this region. And will totally help these 1st Nations who do not want to participate.”

The AFN National Cannabis Summit is becoming held September four-five, 2019. In Vancouver, British Columbia on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

For extra details, please stop by: www.afn.ca
Watch the reside webcast right here:  https://livestream.com/afn/afncannabis

The AFN is the national organization representing 1st Nations citizens in Canada.  Stick to AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.

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