By David Brown, Stratcann, May 13, 2021 A First Nations-owned cannabis producer in Ontario has expanded its distribution to First Nations retailers in BC this week. The products, grown by Seven Leaf, a Health Canada licensed producer operating in the First Nation territory of Akwesasne, are being shipped following a release…
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A manager at Green Chief Naturals, licensed to operate by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, confirms that they began carrying two varieties of dried cannabis from Seven Leaf on Friday, April 23. This appears to represent the first product from a federally licensed cannabis producer being sold in a retail location not authorized by a provincial cannabis authority, but instead by local First Nations authorities.
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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.
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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