MLAs talk pot at KFN as legalization looms

As the legalization of marijuana looms, a K’atlodeeche First Nation resident says new legislation presents potential economic benefits for the reserve. “I look at this as an opportunity,” said Amos Cardinal, addressing a standing committee comprised of GNWT MLAs during a public meeting at the Hay River Reserve’s Chief Lamalice Complex on Tuesday April 24....
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