NATIONS co-founder to speak

Published on November 22, 2019 by oz. staff

The National Cannabis & Hemp Conference happens Nov. 26-28, at the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna.

One of the featured speakers the co-founder of what’s expected to be BC’s first Indigenous-controlled cannabis production company.

Wesley Sam, former Chief of the Burns Lake First Nation, is co-founder of NATIONS, a late-stage applicant in the federal licensing process.

Recently, Indigenous Bloom stores in Chilliwack have changed to NATIONS branding.

In his welcoming letter, Westbank First Nation Chief Chris Derickson, says conference-goers will hear from leading Indigenous experts in medical, legal, and business.

“Cannabis and Hemp afford significant opportunities for Indigenous communities in the areas of health care, harm reduction, jobs, and economic growth. Social issues arising must be concurrently addressed and managed responsibly,” he says.