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Akwesasne challenged by developing cannabis economy

By Leslie Logan Complex community divisions surface; opportunity for community-based, community-designed regulatory system develops The Mohawks of Akwesasne have never shied away from economic opportunity, even if it involved risk. When the Canadian government legalized medical cannabis and then moved towards legalizing recreational marijuana across its ten provinces and three…

Violence in Akwesasne as protestors clash with Mohawk police over dispensary raid

by Alan S. Hale, Standard Freeholder, February 23, 2019 AWKESASNE — The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA) is pleading for calm after a protest in front of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service headquarters became violent on Friday night, resulting in a police SUV to be stolen by protesters and burned on…

Indigenous cannabis news round-up

The Indigenous cannabis industry in Canada is growing quickly. There are two main aspects of the industry on reserve, grassroots people who are opening up their own dispensaries, and deals made by Band Council leaders with Licensed Producers. The following is a brief summary of some of the latest Indigenous…

‘A huge economic opportunity:’ Akwesasne embracing legal pot

By ELIZABETH PAYNE: October 24, 2018, Ottawa Citizen Video coverage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avJaddut0JA&feature=youtu.be 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…