Tribe to hold referendum on medical, recreational marijuana policy in Akwesasne
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 5:12 pm

AKWESASNE – The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is holding a referendum Saturday, Dec. 14 to help decide on medical and recreational marijuana policy.

The tribal referendum will include two questions for tribal voters to decide by majority vote – medical marijuana ordinance and adult use (recreational) marijuana regulation.

Referendum Questions

• Do you support the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council adopting the medical marijuana ordinance?

• Do you approve the Tribe legalizing adult use (recreational) marijuana through adoption of regulations that would control use, sale, processing, cultivation on the territory?

Walk-in Voting

• Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.in the Ionkwakiohkwaróron Tribal Administration Building located at 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way 37 in Akwesasne.

• Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.in the Ionkwakiohkwaróron Tribal Administration Building located at 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way 37 in Akwesasne.

Home Voting

Friday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the Tribal Clerk’s Office to make arrangements for home visits at 518-358-2272.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballots are going to be available starting Monday, Nov. 18. To request an absentee ballot, contact the Tribal Clerks Office at 518-358-2272. The deadline for the absentee ballots is Wednesday, Dec. 4, at noon.

Referendum Date

Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Ionkwakiohkwaróron Tribal Administration Building located at 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way 37 in Akwesasne.

Contact Information

For information on the proposed ordinance and/or regulation, contact 518-358-2272.