MCK seeks one Community Rep for Cannabis Health and Safety Committee

Press Release

(Kahnawake – 16, Tsothohrhkó:wa/January 2023) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) is seeking one individual to serve as a Community Representative on the Cannabis Health and Safety Committee (CHSC), as required by the Kahnawake Cannabis Control Law.

The Committee will, on a continuing basis:

  • Monitor the impacts of this Law and the regulations on the health and safety of the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke;
  • Make recommendations to the Council of Chiefs or the Cannabis Control Board for amendments to the Law or the regulations that the Committee finds appropriate to minimize the harms of cannabis use within the Territory.

The Committee members are confirmed by the Council of Chiefs and include one (1) representative selected by each of the following organizations:

  • Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke;
  • Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre;
  • Kahnawà:ke Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services;
  • Kahnawà:ke Public Safety Unit; and
  • any other appropriate agency

Each representative must meet the eligibility criteria of section 13.3 of the Cannabis Control Law

The Committee also includes a Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke, to be selected by a vote held within the Community of Kahnawà:ke and who meets the following eligibility criteria set out in Section 13.3 of the Law:

  • Must be a Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawà:ke
  • Must reside within the Territory
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have no criminal conviction for an indictable offense or have received a full pardon for any such conviction
  • Must not have an interest in a private entity that has applied for or has been granted a Cannabis-related license
  • Must not have a family member who has an interest in a private entity that has applied for or has been granted a Cannabis-related license

Full eligibility criteria can be viewed at For reference, the Kahnawà:ke Cannabis Control Law can be viewed at

Interested persons are asked to submit a letter of intent to:

Lanny Jacobs, MCK Technician

Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke

P.O. Box 720

Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory J0L 1B0

Letters of intent can be sent by mail or can be dropped off at the Main MCK Office Reception. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 3, 2023, at 4pm. For further information, please contact Lanny Jacobs at 450-632-7500.


Media Inquiries:

Joe Delaronde
Political Press Attaché
450- 632-7500 ext 63251
[email protected]


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