a former police chief on the Mohawk territory of Akwesasne, chuckled when asked if he thought he would have trouble finding customers when his first batch of cannabis is ready for sale around summertime.
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Akwesasne, Ontario-based Seven Leaf – which is also the first fully indigenous-owned and -operated licensed producer – is in the process of growing its first harvest for Health Canada approval.
in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory—and former police chief Lewis Mitchell was getting a far more preferable directive from the feds. After a four-year application process, his company Seven Leaf, had finally been given the go-ahead to cultivate cannabis.
The first Indigenous owned and operated medical cannabis producer gets licensed by Health Canada. Seven Leaf of Akwesasne, Ont. will soon start growing medical marijuana in it’s on-reserve facility.
Some dispensaries in Akwesasne will have their legal Canadian pot delivered by boat to avoid bringing it through the U.S. where it remains very much illegal, but despite the unique geographical challenges, the reserve is poised to become a significant player in Canada’s pot industry.
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Two Communities Planning For Cannabis Future: Kanesatake and Akwesasne’s Mohawk Councils are both trying to ensure the communities have regulation in place, with each at opposing stages of the process.
by Daniel J. Rowe – October 5, 2018 • The Eastern Door Those who attended last week’s Community Decision-Making Process (CDMP) meeting know that when it comes to cannabis, strong opinions are held. Kahnawake is not the only Kanien’kehá:ka community grappling with the upcoming federal legalization October 17, with some leaders looking at…
Seven Leaf of Akwesasne, Ontario has become Canada'sfirst Indigenous owned and operated producer of medical cannabis licensed by Health Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.