Mohawk Council in Kahnawake proposes age 21, not 18, for cannabis consumption

The Mohawks of Kahnawake are looking at setting their own rules for the production, sale and consumption of marijuana, once it becomes legal later this year.

The Mohawk Council has presented a number of marijuana-related proposals to residents for consultation.  

The Council wants the South Shore community to have its own weed stores, separate from the provincially-run chain that will be selling cannabis once it  becomes legal later this year.  

The Council is also proposing that the minimum age for consumption of cannabis on its territory be set at 21, instead of 18 as in the rest of the province.

In terms of marijuana grow-ops, the Council proposes a parallel system of licensing so it can more closely control production in the community.

For the next few weeks, the Mohawk Council will be gathering feedback on its proposals, and the issue will be put to a community meeting after the consultation period.