Legalized Cannabis: The Pros and Cons for Indigenous Communities

May 14, 2018

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba


A briefing by Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.

This briefing looks into both the pros and cons for cannabis legalization in Indigenous communities.

The plan made by the Canadian Government to legalize the use of recreational cannabis by 2018 spurred Thunderbird Partnership Foundation to increase community knowledge and dialogue about cannabis. This brief provides factual information to Indigenous peoples and communities so that they can plan how to reduce harms, especially to vulnerable populations. The First Nations Information Governance Centre reveals that cannabis is used daily or almost daily by 12.4% of First Nations adults and more so by men at 16.9% compared to 7.8% of women.

Read the  briefing report, here.