Yesterday was a historic moment for Opaskwayak Cree Nation when they opened the first legal recreational cannabis store on a First Nations land in Canada.
The store is a Meta Cannabis Supply Co. outlet and it’s located at the Otineka Mall and it's a partnership with National Access Cannabis and Opaskwayak Cree Nation. The outlet will be staffed with trained OCN members that will ensure the safe and secure distribution of cannabis.
OCN is one of the biggest share holders of National Access Cannabis and Chief Sinclair who is also a NAC board member sees this investment as an economic breakthrough for the community and the goals of the investment will involve getting OCN out of debt and to invest in infrastructure and education.
The Grand opening of the store took place late yesterday morning with some speeches and an official ribbon cutting.