White Bear First Nations hoping for marijuana dispensary – CTV News

January 23, 2018

It’s only an idea for now, but the White Bear First Nations hopes it could soon be the home of an on-reserve marijuana dispensary.

“We want to be proactive, we want to create jobs,” said Nathan Pasap, chief of White Bear First Nations. “We want to basically take it on as another way of being self-sustaining.”

Earlier this month, the provincial government released a list of cities, towns and reserves that would be eligible for dispensaries when recreational marijuana is legalized later this year. That list didn’t include White Bear.

The First Nation is located north of Carlyle. The closest dispensaries would be in Moosomin, Estevan or Weyburn. All three locations are at least an hour away from White Bear and the nearby communities of Carlyle, Arcola and Kenosee Lake.

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