Seneca Nation getting into legal pot business with cannabis dispensary in Falls – Sharonherald

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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The Seneca Nation is getting into the legal marijuana business and part of the new operation will be located on sovereign territory in downtown Niagara Falls.

Earlier this month, after the official swearing-in of new president Rickey Armstrong Sr., the Senecas confirmed that construction work being done on property next to the Seneca One Shop fuel station at the corner of John B. Daly Boulevard and Niagara Street will lead to the opening of a cannabis dispensary.

The dispensary, which will operate under the name Nativa Cannabis, is scheduled to be completed early next year with Nation officials saying they hope to open the new business in February.

“After extensive research and planning, the Seneca Nation is excited to create a new, Nation-owned business in the growing and competitive cannabis market,” Armstrong said in a release issued by the Nation. “Nativa Cannabis will join our other business enterprises, including our Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties, Seneca One Stop locations, and Seneca Gaming & Entertainment operations, in diversifying and strengthening our Seneca economy and generating much-needed revenue to

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