Former AFN national chief moves into medicinal marijuana business

A former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations has moved into the medicinal marijuana business.

Phil Fontaine, who was also previously the grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, is now the lead of Indigenous Roots, a medicinal cannabis company.

“Our primary interest here of course is business opportunities, job creation, it’s about the Indigenous economy, job opportunities, and it’s about training,” Fontaine said.

The goal of the company is to work cooperatively with First Nations towards building and…

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