Indigenous owned cannabis company becomes first onreserve facility licensed for medical marijuana

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsThe 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.afrancis@aptn.ca@aptnafrancislast_img

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