Peguis First Nation, along with Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) and Long Plains First Nation (LPFN), announced a partnership with National Access Cannabis (NAC) on Friday, December 15, 2017. The partnership plans to open a chain of retail cannabis stores on First Nation lands including Peguis First Nation. The announcement comes in anticipation of Bill C-45, which will legalize cannabis across Canada.
“We look forward to a long prosperous relationship.” Chief Glenn Hudson, Peguis First Nation.
Peguis Chief and Council plan to outline the partnership, including its goals and benefits to band members, in upcoming community information sessions.
National Access Cannabis is Canada’s leader is best practices on delivering secure, safe and responsible access to legal medical cannabis. NAC enables patients to gain knowledge and the legal medical documentation required to navigate Canada’s disparate network of care centres, NAC has partnered with health professionals to improve the quality of life of its local members and provide services designed to inform, educate and supply expert advice.
NAC believes that there is a great synergy that can be gained for both parties in this partnership. NAC is bringing our business system, branding, economies of scale, central services and managerial support. The First Nations are bringing the land, people together with the knowledge and understanding of this new industry. Together we are creating economic opportunity and prosperity for our First Nations though our NAC partnership.