Permits needed to transport alcohol, cannabis in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation under new community law – CBC

Permits needed to transport alcohol, cannabis in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation under new community law – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2019176 Views

New regulations follow temporary ban earlier this year following beating death of NCN man

Oct 01, 2019

Anyone caught moving alcohol and cannabis without a permit within Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation could face penalities including fines or banishment, under a new community law that came into effect this week.

As of Oct. 1, all community members and visitors transporting alcohol and cannabis into or within the northern Manitoba community, which is also known as Nelson House, are required to carry a permit.

“We created our own community protection law to try to curtail what’s going on in our community,” said Chief Marcel Moody, citing violence, drug dealing and alcohol bootlegging.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/nisichawayasihk-cannabis-law-1.5304142

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