The Six Nations Cannabis Commission has issued its first production license.
The SNCC announced last week it has issued a production license to a business called Bloom Cannabis, owned by a Six Nations band member and local entrepreneur.
“Having a licenced producer that has worked cooperatively with the SNCC to build a state of the art growing facility will now allow retailers licenced by the SNCC to purchase locally grown, safe product at competitive prices in the coming months,” said SNCC Chair Nahnda Garlow. “The hard work and ingenuity of Six Nations entrepreneurs is the foundation of our community’s economy. Licensed cannabis industry participants and business owners are asserting Indigenous economic sovereignty and investing in the future of our community by abiding by the health and safety regulations outlined in the Six Nations of the Grand River Cannabis Control Law (SNGRCCL) and giving back a portion of all sales to a community contribution.”
Six Nations of the Grand River Elected Council created the SNCC in 2018 and tasked it with forming regulations for the cannabis industry on Six Nations.
The Six Nations Cannabis Control law came into effect on June 21, 2021.