Consultants Advise Native American Tribe To Build Marijuana Resort – Now Face Drug Charges

FLANDREAU, S.D. — Two consultants who worked with a Native American tribe on its plans to open the nation’s first marijuana resort have been charged with drug offenses, South Dakota’s attorney general announced Wednesday. The charges come eight months after the Flandreau Santee Sioux destroyed their crop amid fears of…

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Squaxin Island Tribe Opens First Marijuana Store On Reservation

I received the following press release. I always like seeing Native tribes benefiting from the cannabis industry: The Squaxin Island Tribe announced today that the new retail marijuana store “Elevation” will open for business on the Squaxin Reservation at 4:20pm on Thursday November 12th. The Store is expected to be…

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Double Standard? Marijuana Or Hemp? DEA Indian Tribe Raid Raises Questions

By Phillip Smith Taking advantage of a 2014 Justice Department memo giving Indian tribes a green light to participate in marijuana commerce, as well as a 2014 congressional vote allowing for industrial hemp pilot programs, Wisconsin’s Menominee Tribe earlier this year planted some 30,000 cannabis plants as part of a…

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Menominee Indian Tribe Votes To Legalize Medical And Recreational Marijuana

(image via Wikipedia) Last year the Obama Administration declared that the United States government would not stand in the way if Native American tribes wanted to legalize recreational and/or medical marijuana sales and cultivation. It was one of the most significant public policy shifts in marijuana enforcement history because it…

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