OHSWEKEN (Friday, April 8, 2022) — The Six Nations Cannabis Commission (SNCC) is proud to continue its efforts to safeguard the health and safety of the Six Nations community through a regulated cannabis industry. This community-centered approach was recently enhanced with the addition of incoming-commissioner Maria Scovino, who replaces Drew Hill.


“We offer our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Drew for his time and contributions as a founding member of the Six Nations Cannabis Commission,” shared SNCC Chairperson Nahnda Garlow on behalf of the commission. Chair Garlow added, “We are proud that Maria joins the SNCC with years of experience in social work within Six Nations, which provides a unique perspective on the impact the cannabis industry may have on the well-being of our families, individuals, and the overall community.”


As a valued member of the Six Nations of the Grand River Social Services Department, Maria has helped support a non-adversarial and cooperative approach toward situations that impact our community’s families. Her shared sense of caring and developing cooperative relationships is consistent with the SNCC’s goal to have the cannabis industry benefit the entire Six Nations community and help strengthen our families.


“My decision to join the SNCC stems from my desire to have every community member’s voice heard — including those who may be interested or have already entered the cannabis field,” noted Scovino. She added, “More importantly, I want to help echo the sentiment of many community members who want to see our entire community to benefit and succeed from this industry.”


The SNCC was created to develop and implement a cannabis regulatory system that protects the well-being of community, but also helps support the economic success of licensed cannabis operations. Anyone who wants to operate a cannabis business in Six nations must have a license issued by the SNCC — either production or retail.


Registered band members can apply for an SNCC Cannabis License, as well as view the Six Nations Cannabis Control Law, by visiting the commission’s website at www.sncannabis.ca.