- Recognition and support of First Nations’ right to exercise complete jurisdiction over cannabis cultivation, processing and retail operations in First Nations territories (Resolutions 54/2019, 02/2018, and 90/2018).
- Frameworks and incentives that support First Nations’ participation in the cannabis sector while respecting autonomy and sovereignty (Resolutions 54/2019, 90/2018, and 123/2016).
- Direct benefit coverage for cannabis for medical purposes (Resolution 03/2017).
- Support of cannabis as a part of a global Indigenous culture and rights (Resolution 48/2019).
The virtual town hall will provide additional input for the expert panel in their review and final report, which will be tabled in Parliament in March 2024.
If you need any accessibility accommodations, please indicate your requirements during the registration process.
Virtual Cannabis Town Hall topics will include:
- Legal analysis of jurisdiction
- Health Canada / Expert Panel
- Facilitated Session on the Legislative Review
- Cannabis industry leaders/business perspective
Check the AFN website for the provisional agenda and other updates as we get closer to the date of the Forum at www.afn.ca
Please note that there is no registration fee.
The AFN invites you to register for the Virtual Cannabis Town Hall, November 22, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET.
The Virtual Cannabis Town Hall will be held in online via Zoom. All participants are encouraged to pre-register. See below steps to register:
- Register ONLINE at www.afn.ca. You will receive a confirmation email.
- Download and complete the registration form from the link below and FAX it to Sacha LaBillois at 613-241-5808 or send by email to [email protected].
Please reach out if you require accessibility accommodations. Note this can be done within the registration process.
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