Alberta’s Siksika Nation applies for medical marijuana licence
The Siksika First Nation is exploring the possibility of becoming the first medical marijuana producer on indigenous land in Canada.
Siksika Nation Chief and Council, led by Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman, approved the submission of an application for a mandatory licence to produce pharmaceutical grade medical marijuana on Siksika Nation land.
The application was filed in July, 2016 through Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) by a fifty-fifty per cent joint venture between Siksika Resource Development Ltd. (SRDL) and LDI Group, named Siksika Herbz Ltd.
“It’s certainly on a lot of First Nations’ radar screens in Canada, in the U.S… in North America, quite frankly,” Tom Many Heads, the CEO for Siksika Resource Developments, said.