Cannabis Law Passed in Kahnawake

Written by on December 11, 2018

Kahnawake’s Cannabis control law was enacted at the weekly Mohawk Council Chiefs meeting on Monday. 11 Chiefs voted in favour while Carl Horn was against the law. In a press release, Mohawk Council Chief Rhonda Kirby said:  With today’s passage of the Law, the task of creating all of the proper bodies, regulations and other mechanisms begins.”  The MCK will now set about appointing the three-person Cannabis Control Board –the board will operate at arm’s length from the MCK. The Board’s responsibilities include establishing minimum and maximum sale prices for cannabis products; as well as determining the percentage of sale royalty which non-Ohnkwehowe consumers must pay, and the amount of “community contribution” that must be paid by producers and consumers on the Territory, until the Board and regulations are enacted.

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