The BC Civil Resolution Tribunal dismissed claims against a billboard company in dispute with a First Nations dispensary chain Indigenous Bloom for payment of services following a warning issued by the province.
When Canada legalized cannabis the federal government hoped that the regulated market would take the wind out of the sales of organized crime. Since then, there has been an impressive shift, but the unregulated market is nonetheless substantial.
Legal battles and federal laws create problems that persist to this day. Yet, despite the less than ideal circumstances, there is hope among numerous tribes that cannabis could provide some relief.
One BC MLA says they want answers about what they say is uneven enforcement of provincial law when it comes to cannabis retailers on First Nations’ land in BC, while the BC government said the issue is complicated.