In a notice published to its website last week, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation said it does not sanction any businesses selling cannabis on the reserve.
“Any facility or storefronts currently in business are doing so without the consent of the First Nation Council and is an illegal operation.”
There was no mention of any specific business involved in selling cannabis on the territory and MCFN did not return calls for comment.
However, a source told the Two Row Times it was in response to a dispensary openly advertising on Townline Road on the border of the reserve coming out of Hagersville eastbound.
The elected council is currently working to develop cannabis regulations, according to the notice.
“The council has been working diligently to develop a law that respects the collective rights of the Nation and provides sound operational and safety requirements. Until this important work is complete, the appropriate enforcement agencies will continue to be provided with the authority to shut down any illegal operations.”
MCFN does not have its own police force and uses the Ontario Provincial Police to patrol the territory.