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…
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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…
The Onkwehonweh-Neha Kanonhsesne’s entry into cannabis retailing could be worthy of certain consideration if it weren’t so circumspect and convenient.
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.
The council of Akwesasne has decided to take another path towards settling its issues with cannabis stores in the community
Ontario’s proposed marijuana distribution system is “an unprecedented opportunity” for First Nations, but poses “considerable risks,” warns Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day.