Cannabis is this remote Indian village’s only livelihood. But machete-wielding police are problematic

Published: Dec 5, 2016, 8:36 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2016, 8:36 am By Rishabh R. Jain, The Associated Press MALANA, India — For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas. Nestled at 2,700 meters (8,859 feet) between…

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Shinnecock Indian Nation Is Getting Into The New York Medical Marijuana Industry

(image patch.com) Near the end of 2014 the Obama Administrative released a memo that stated that if Native American tribes decided to legalize medical and/or recreational marijuana, that they would be allowed to do so without federal interference. Since that time a handful of tribes have announced that they are…

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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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