Article by Kraig Krause, Global News
It remains business as usual for those working in the cannabis industry on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory after the winners of the Ontario cannabis lottery were announced Friday.
There were five licences awarded in the eastern region that includes Ottawa, Kingston and Barrie.
According to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s official results, the five winners of the lottery in the eastern region were:
- Daniel Telio
- Brandon Long
- Patterson and Lavoie
- Pure Alpha Holdings
- Karan Someshwar
Global Kingston has yet to verify the specific locations of these individuals due to the lack of identifying information that was released.
The owner of Legacy 420 on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Tim Barnhart, says the lack of operators in the Kingston area would be good for business.
“There’s excitement from the customers, and if you can see the store on Saturdays and Sundays, there are people coming from the big cities like Toronto, Montreal, Kingston and Belleville,” said Barnhart.
There are over 50 cannabis stores on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, where they operate under Indigenous authority but are technically illegal, according to the provincial government.