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MCK, Peacekeepers remind community that Moratorium on Retail Sales of Cannabis remains in place


The Mohawk Council of Kahnaw�:ke and the Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers would like to remind the community that a Moratorium on Retail Sales within the Territory (�Moratorium�) will remain in place until such time as the Kahnaw�:ke Cannabis Control Law is adopted, and a determination is made as to whether the sale of cannabis on the Territory will be permitted.

�Canada�s �fast track� legislation has not provided enough information, time and resources for Kahnaw�:ke to have its own legislation in place at this time,� stated Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton. �Therefore, in the interest of the community�s safety and health, the MCK last September 2017 unanimously passed a motion to place a moratorium on the manufacturing and distribution of cannabis on the Territory regardless of Canada�s laws.�

�There is zero tolerance in this matter,� said Chief Peacekeeper Dwayne Zacharie. �This remains a criminal matter. Until public policy changes, we have an obligation to ensure that the health and safety of our community remains our top priority.�

The Peacekeepers have conducted three separate raids on an illegal dispensary in the past several weeks, resulting in several arrests. 

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