US (NY): Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe prepares to issue first cannabis cultivation licenses

Some of the first cannabis retailers will begin receiving legal licenses in Akwesasne.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is preparing to issue Tribal Cannabis Cultivation Licenses. The Tribe’s Compliance Department announced that applications for these licenses will be available starting Friday, July 16, 2021.

This is following the adoption of the Tribe’s Adult Use Cannabis Ordinance, which represents the first adult use cannabis law adopted by a tribe in New York State. It is also the first in the country that will license tribal member-owner businesses.

“We take this time to thank individuals for their patience as we developed regulations that will help oversee the longevity and success of this new industry for the community’s benefit,” stated the Tribal Council. “More importantly, thanks to tribal members who provided feedback and input to ensure that the safety of all cannabis products is a priority.”


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