Article by Global News
This weekend on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, a new type of festival is scraping the surface of what the future of the green market could look like. Organizers say the Indigenous Cannabis Cup is a place for people to celebrate, and learn more about the positive effects of marijuana.
On some Indigenous lands, the plant is a part of a culture that has never gone away and is now leading the way in the medicinal marijuana industry.
“Everyone’s here for the same purpose, not just the cannabis, but the healing of it,” says co-organizer Stacy Huff.
Cannabis has been used for aches and pains, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.
For organizers of the first festival of its kind in Canada, the goal is to help small businesses from nearby communities prepare for when cannabis is legal. Huff says it is also a way to show nearby communities what can be achieved.