Phil Fontaine Partners with Pot Producer to Help First Nations Grow Medical Marijuana

A licensed Canadian pot grower has announced it’s teaming up with the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Phil Fontaine, to help give First Nations communities across the country access to medical marijuana.

Cronos Group, formerly PharmaCan Capital, said Tuesday it will launch Indigenous Roots with Fontaine to help First Nations in Canada “invest, operate, and participate in the economic opportunities related to the emerging cannabis industry.

The medical marijuana company said it would work to give people living on and off reserves access to medicinal pot, while also providing jobs in First Nations communities.

“It’s a business opportunity, it’s about jobs, it’s about training, but most importantly it’s about providing services to an under served group in the country,” said Phil Fontaine, CEO of Indigenous Roots. “We are focused on making [access to medical marijuana]more broadly based.”

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