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.
Pot shops are open in Akwesasne. Some say “peace and love.” Others say “not so fast.”
First Nation cannabis producers and retailers may find themselves on much surer footing as cannabis trading on traditional lands gains a strong defence through sections 25 and 35 of the ‘Constitution Act, 1982,’ according to the man who literally wrote those sections in the constitution.
Cannabis conflict between MCA and longhouse continues in court: It has been nearly a year since the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service raided dispensaries on Cornwall Island, an action that sparked a political crisis in the community.
AKWESASNE MOHAWK POLICE SEIZE CANNABIS, CANNABIS EXTRACTS, AND CURRENCY On January 7, 2020, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Marine Unit (SAVE) was conducting pro-active marine patrols on the St. Lawrence River monitoring boating activity.
Mohawk voters approve legalizing medical and recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana could be for sale at Akwesasne this spring. St. Regis Mohawks could sell medical marijuana as soon as this spring
This audio was recorded at the September 4-5 2019 AFN National Cannabis Summit at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver.
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne is accepting applications for licences to produce or sell now-legal cannabis but licensing on the Mohawk Territory remains a work in progress.