The Tobique First Nation is in discussions with companies to set up a medical marijuana grow operation and research facility in the western New Brunswick community.
Paul Pyres said the band council is now talking with companies in both Colorado and Canada about the proposal. He said he will reveal the details to his community in the next few weeks.
Pyres said he’s a living example of why medical marijuana is a good thing. The band councillor has been battling stomach cancer for five years and he said marijuana made chemotherapy and radiation therapy bearable.
Pyres said what worked for him as a medicine could work for the entire community as a business.
The community has an unemployment level of about 80 per cent.
Wayne Nicholas, a band councillor, said the project could help create jobs in the community.
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