Marijuana In First Nations Communities – What Law Will Apply?

Blog Post
June 7, 2018
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The Federal Government in on track to legalize marijuana later this year, with Bill C-45 making its way through the Senate. However, there are many questions still unanswered as to the implementation of this piece of legislation, not least of which is how the sale of marijuana will operate in First Nations communities. Will provincial law apply, or can Indigenous people take full responsibility for its management?

Federal vs Provincial Part 2 – Provincial Laws of General Application

Blog Post
February 2, 2018
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In a previous blog post, we sought to give our readers an overview of the relationship between provincial laws of general application and the federal jurisdiction over “Indians and lands reserved for Indians” set out in section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867.