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Indigenous owned cannabis company becomes first on-reserve facility licensed for medical marijuana

 

Annette Francis
APTN News
The first Indigenous owned and operated medical cannabis producer gets licensed by Health Canada. Seven Leaf of Akwesasne, Ont. will soon start growing medical marijuana in it’s on-reserve facility.

Grown out of a renovated water bottling plant, Seven Leaf is run by former Akwesasne Mohawk Police chief Lewis Mitchell. He says the community is already seeing the benefits of having the facility on-reserve “we’re employing twenty-four people from Akwesasne, that’s phase one, once we’re totally complete, once the complete buildout is finished for maximum capacity, we expect to hire seventy-five people from this community.”

Mitchell added that each grow cycle is 120 days from propagation to harvest and the first crop of licensed cannabis will be available in Spring 2019.

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8 Responses to “Indigenous owned cannabis company becomes first on-reserve facility licensed for medical marijuana”

  1. eli_gates@ymail.com'
    EliGates October 28, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    Remarkable
    Amazing and about time

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    EliGates February 19, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

    Remarkable
    Amazing and about time

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    josh October 27, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

    we learn fast,

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    josh February 19, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

    we learn fast,

  5. gmchambers@eastlink.ca'
    Georgina Chambers October 26, 2018 at 1:48 am #

    Is this an organic, pesticide and chemical fertilizer free grow op? If it is not, then real medicine is not being grown and it does not belong on Indigenous lands. It is not medicine except by colonial definition. These are times of real opportunity to take something back and offer healing in a way that the Canadian government does not understand but that all people, Indigenous and settler, need. 🙂

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    Angela Myran October 26, 2018 at 1:13 am #

    I’m excited for our community to open a legal dispensary. Congratulations on being the first!!
    Spirit Bear Woman. LPFN,MB

  7. g*********@eastlink.ca'
    Georgina Chambers February 19, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

    Is this an organic, pesticide and chemical fertilizer free grow op? If it is not, then real medicine is not being grown and it does not belong on Indigenous lands. It is not medicine except by colonial definition. These are times of real opportunity to take something back and offer healing in a way that the Canadian government does not understand but that all people, Indigenous and settler, need. 🙂

  8. n**************@gmail.com'
    Angela Myran February 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm #

    I’m excited for our community to open a legal dispensary. Congratulations on being the first!!
    Spirit Bear Woman. LPFN,MB