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.
Posts published in “Akwesasne”
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.
Federal Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan toured through the community of Akwesasne on Thursday, Aug. 1 with MCA Grand Chief Abram Benedict.
While recreational cannabis is flying off the shelves in some First Nation communities, the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory is taking a different route: Akwesasne still working on cannabis rules for entrepreneurs
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.
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…