Article by Alexandra Mazur, Global News
Napanee OPP have charged a man for allegedly buying cannabis from an unlicensed store on Tyendinaga Territory.
On Nov. 21, at 9 p.m. an Napanee OPP received a complaint about a driver on Marysville Road in Tyendinaga Township.
When police stopped the vehicle, they say they noticed cannabis inside the vehicle within reach of the driver. According to police, the driver said he had just purchased the cannabis on Tyendinaga Territory.
Although there are several pot shops on Tyendinaga Territory, according to Canadian law, they are not being operated legally. Nevertheless, some claim that growing cannabis is an important part of Indigenous culture and that Indigenous communities should be able to self-govern their pot sales.