Kahnawa’kehró:non will be going to the polls on cannabis next week. The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake says the two-question poll will help to determine whether or not licenses for retail cannabis will be issued in the Territory.
“It was important to do this polling station and get the feedback from community about the acceptance of the sale of cannabis on the Territory,” said Chief Gina Deer.
The MCK says results of a technical survey on the topic of cannabis conducted in 2016 was not definitive on the matter.
“We were relying on the survey and the participants we met with to look at an industry because it seemed that they were interested,” said Deer. “We had a vocal group at the hearing who wanted to see something different in the way of a cannabis law, and it was even mentioned to have a free and open market like Tyendinaga and that is just not acceptable. So, for us, if there are any areas of concern it’s about the sale of cannabis on the territory and that’s what we’re doing this poll on.”
The poll will be anonymous for those that choose to participate.
The Polling Station will be located at the Golden Age Club from Monday, October 22nd to Friday, October 26th.
- Monday: 9am to 9pm
- Tuesday: 9am to 4pm
- Wednesday: 4pm to 9pm
- Thursday: 9am to 4pm
- Friday: 9am to 4pm