Jukasa News Update – Tuesday June 18, 2019
The Canadian market for next-generation cannabis products is worth an estimated $2.7 billion annually, with edibles contributing more than half, according to a new report from Deloitte.
Deloitte estimates that roughly $1.6 billion will be spent on edibles in Canada, followed by cannabis-infused beverages at $529 million and topicals at $174 million. Spending on concentrates is expected to hit $140 million.
The global market for alternative cannabis products is expected to nearly double over the next five years, the consultancy added.
Families and friends of missing or slain American Indian women and girls are again calling for justice for their loved ones.
About 200 people gathered Friday near the headquarters of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Concho, Oklahoma. Many wore red and marched, holding signs with pictures of women on them.
Similar demonstrations have taken place in other states amid growing concern that police nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered Native American and Alaska Native women and girls. Those demographic groups have some of the nation’s highest rates of sexual and domestic violence .
The city of Montreal is celebrating Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples this week and opened festivities by presenting the Montreal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities translated into Mohawk.
The work was a collaboration with the Mohawk people of Kahnawake and was a reconciliation initiative by the city during the United Nations International Year or Indigenous Peoples.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante said the charter was developed by citizens to promote active citic life, social responsibiliies and the values of justice, equality, dignity and respect.
The Law Society of Ontario presented a degree of Doctor of Laws to Ovide Mercredi, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in Ottawa on June 17.
Mecredi was a key strategist for the Assembly of First Nations during the Meech Lake Accord constitutional reform discussions, and was elected Regional Chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Manitoba in 1989. He also played a critical role in resolving the Oka Crisis in 1990.
He was elected as National Chief for the Assembly of First Nations in 1991 and lead negotiator for First Nations in the Charlottetown Accord.
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