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Saskatchewan, First Nation running unlicensed cannabis store plan second meeting
A vendor displays marijuana for sale during the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday April 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, November 26, 2018 3:31PM CST
The chief of a First Nation operating an unlicensed cannabis store says another meeting is planned with the Saskatchewan government on the issue.
Anthony Cappo of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation met with Justice Minister Don Morgan on Monday morning.
Cappo wouldn't talk about what was discussed except to say the meeting was positive.
The First Nation northeast of Regina has said it has a right to make its own cannabis rules.
The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, which oversees cannabis sales, says the First Nation must have a provincial licence to open a pot store legally.
The Crown corporation has sent a warning letter to the First Nation saying provincial and federal legislation still applies on reserve land.