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Cannabis as a medicine

An interview with Kennikastosera:a Jamie Kunkel, owner of Smoke Signals in Tyendinaga. Should healers profit from medicine? If this was sixty years ago when people shouldn’t be profiting from farming and we were still a collective, I’d understand. If I still provided potatoes for everybody on this reserve so long…

First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy

  Six Nations cannabis dispensary owner defiant after raid: ‘Stay out of our affairs’ By Jorge Barrera, CBC News Posted: Jan 10, 2018 8:10 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 15, 2018 9:30 AM ET Jeff Hawk said he was sitting in the lounge area of his dispensary chatting with friends early on Tuesday evening…

The Smoke Signals Advantage

When it comes to purchasing medical marijuana, experience is king. Unfortunately, ignorance usually reigns. With so many dispensaries popping up around the country as the laws and attitudes towards marijuana use change, it can be a real trip to wade through the innumerable strains, products and opinions available. While experienced…

On the symbolism and meaning of the Tyendinaga Police badge

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle recently showed up in person and armed to demand that Kanyenkehaka (Mohawk) dispensaries providing cannabis to a primarily non-native clientele, immediately shutter their doors. Maracle represents a policing agency jointly funded by the elected band council (a department of the Canadian federal government) and the Ontario…

Tyendinaga Longhouse meets to discuss cannabis issue

Social media advertisement released by the Kenhteke Cannabis Association. By Tom Keefer TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Over 60 people gathered in the Longhouse in Tyendinaga on Wednesday, July 19th to discuss the issue of cannabis use and sales in the territory. The meeting was called after Ron Maracle, the Chief of Police…

Audio and transcript of Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle trying to shut down Tyendinaga dispensaries

TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – On the morning of July 17th 2017, Tyendinaga Police Chief Ron Maracle came to Big Green’s dispensary on Highway 49 in Tyendinaga to make his first stop in attempting to shut down the Indigenous cannabis industry in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. His arrival interrupted a meeting between owners…

Kenhteke Cannabis Association delivers statement to OPP

Runners from the Kenhteke Cannabis Association deliver a statement to OPP officer Simon Owen on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory on Tuesday morning. TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY – Runners on behalf of a newly formed group of cannabis providers delivered a strong and clear message to the Tyendinaga OPP on Tuesday morning. Their message…