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With the changes on October 17, 2018, we have been taking a lot of calls in relation to Cannabis. We encourage everyone to know their rights – ignorance or naivete are not acceptable reasons for breaking the law.
Please take some time to read up on these issues, even if you do not use, as you can be the source of information for someone you care about who does.
MEDIA RELEASE ON LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS
*The Cannabis Act, 2017 was passed in December 2017.
UCCM Anishnaabe Police are reminding the public that the new Cannabis Legislation is coming into effect on October 17th, 2018. Although the Cannabis Act essentially decriminalizes possession the use of small amount of recreational cannabis, it creates new Criminal Code offences for selling cannabis to minors.
In Ontario the provincial rules highlight the following facts;
Additionally, under the proposed model First Nation communities would be able to opt-out of cannabis deliveries and retail stores.
UCCM Police continue to believe that inappropriate use and abuse of controlled and legal substances, including cannabis, has a serious impact on the safety and wellness of our communities which leads to a wide spectrum of violent acts and property crimes.
Rodney Nahwegahbow, Chief of Police
5926 Highway 540, Box 332
M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Tel: 705-377-7135 ext. 201
On Thursday, October 4, 2018, the UCCM Police along with the OPP and other community-based partners are hosting a one day awareness event focusing on missing and/or unidentified murdered persons.
Topics and presentations will include a personal reflection for one local family, missing persons investigations, community action planning, missing and murdered Indigenous peoples, a family’s guide to the national missing persons DNA program, preventing child sexual abuse, living with grief/unresolved grief, internet safety and human trafficking indicators and candle light vigil.
This event is a Manitoulin Island wide event for all community members.
These can be difficult topics that hit close to home for many. The planning team want to ensure the safety of everyone who chooses to attend by providing the following:
Food is important and that’s why we will be offering nutritious snacks, a light lunch and hot, catered supper for participants.
Please note, there is no fee for this event. Expenses are also being covered by the sponsoring agencies.
This event is being held in Aundeck Omni Kaning at the 4 Directions Complex.
To register, contact Brittany Allen or Daughness Migwans by phone at 705-377-7135 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. People are also welcome to register at the door before 9 am.
If you have any questions or require more information, please feel free to contact Daughness Migwans.
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