Why a Wahnapitae First Nation Man Feels He Has a Right to Sell Cannabis

Article by Erik White, CBC News

Why a Wahnapitae First Nation man feels he has a right to sell marijuana Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Marijuana store raided twice since it opened, owner facing charges Erik White · CBC News Creator's Choice owner Derek Rocque stands a safe distance from his cannabis dispensary on Wahnapitae First Nation, where he was charged by police last week. (Erik White/CBC)

Derek Rocque is very proud of his store, Creator’s Choice Natural Health Solutions.

He goes on about the high quality cannabis they sell, the partnerships he’s made with other Ojibwe weed companies, the high quality packaging his products come in and all of the people they’ve helped discover the healing power of the plant.

But Rocque doesn’t want to give a tour of the marijuana dispensary on Wahnapitae First Nation or even get too close to the attractive grey stone building he put up in the past year, after he was charged by police last week.

“We were robbed by the police, not raided,” says the 47-year-old.

Rocque calls the charges against him, in particular the allegation that he obstructed and assaulted a police officer, “absurd.”

This is the second time Creator’s Choice has been raided since it opened a little over a year ago. Another marijuana store on the other side of this community north of Sudbury, called First Nations Medicinal, was also raided last week and has been in the past.

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