As Tribe Prepares To Legalize Marijuana, Questions Remain

Five months from now, according to the plan, Indians and non-Indians alike will be smoking marijuana on tribal lands in Flandreau.

SOUTH DAKOTA:  Five months from now, according to the plan, Indians and non-Indians alike will be smoking marijuana on tribal lands in Flandreau. The U.S. Justice Department told Indian tribes last December that they can grow and sell marijuana as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for Washington, Colorado and other states that have legalized Read the full article…

Tribal Marijuana Pitfalls: Shysters, Smugglers & States

Many tribes are carefully considering their approach to marijuana while other tribes are accepting advice from shysters who may be leading them down the garden path.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Since the Department of Justice’s unexpected policy announcement in December regarding marijuana in Indian Country, many tribes are carefully considering the unintended consequences of addressing their approach to marijuana. At the same time, tribes are entering into relationships or accepting advice from shysters who may be leading them down the garden path. Read the full article…

Pomos Seeking To Establish State’s First Tribal Pot Operation

On June 30, 2016, the Secretary of State will certify the initiative as qualified for the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot

CALIFORNIA:  A Ukiah Indian rancheria is in the running to possibly become the site of California’s first tribe-sanctioned marijuana cultivation and distribution operation. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation is among several tribes engaged in negotiations over a future marijuana-growing operation with Colorado-based United Cannabis Corporation and Kansas-based FoxBarry Farms, LLC, according to the corporations and federal Read the full article…

Yakama Nation Says It Is Not Open To Legalized Marijuana

"We want to put out public information for those that want to grow, sell and distribute that they are not welcome on Yakama Nation lands,"

WASHINGTON: Leaders of Central Washington’s Yakama Nation say they won’t recognize the state’s legalized recreational marijuana law. Marijuana remains illegal on the 1.2 million-acre reservation, said the tribe’s attorney George Colby, who added that Washington residents lack the authority to legalize recreational pot use on tribal lands.