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Petition: We the undersigned, call upon the Chief and Council of Wahnapitae First Nation to immediately:

Posted in Cannabis Referendum, Cannabis Regulations, News, and Public Statements

1. Acknowledge the mistakes they made in the handling of the June 29, 2019 cannabis referendum including: issuing an undated referendum notice without the text of the referendum ballot, changing the wording and meaning of the question on the referendum ballot from the text on the notice, refusing to let representatives from on-reserve cannabis dispensaries speak at the community meeting held to discuss the referendum, and refusing to provide the list of electors to members who requested it – all of which are not only violations of the Indian Referendum Regulations of the Indian Act, but actions contrary to the ways in which Anishinaabe custom and convention understands the role and responsibilities of our leadership;

2. Repeal its standing motion which prohibits band members from speaking at the meetings of Chief and Council;

3. Repeal the Cannabis bylaw of June 29th which was passed without community consent or awareness and which enforces Canadian cannabis laws and prohibits cannabis on the territory of Wahnapitae;

4. Work together with community members and representatives of the cannabis businesses on the territory to achieve a mutually beneficial system of cannabis self-regulation.

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    cannabis is a medicine not just a reason to get high. I am someone who has never smoked it to just get high. Myself I don’t even like the smell of it. There is so much more to it. I had an injury to my knee over a year ago and it takes time to go through the process of waiting in my case 4 1/2 months for an MRI then 2 months to see a surgeon then another 2 months for the surgery. By this past Christmas if it weren’t for the CBD oil I have been using with no THC in it I would have been off work. The pills the doctors give you would have knocked me out for 4 – 6 hours and I would never have been able to work. I preferred to have been mobile than sleep my life away waiting to have the surgery.

    July 4, 2019
  2. Sherry Desjardins
    Sherry Desjardins

    Open the market. Freedom for all

    July 6, 2019

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