Flandreau Sioux Put Marijuana Resort On Hold

The tribe will continue to consult with the federal and state government and hopes to be granted parity with states that have legalized marijuana

SOUTH DAKOTA: The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is temporarily suspending its marijuana cultivation and distributing facilities and is destroying its existing crop as leaders seek clarification on regulations from the federal government, according to the tribe’s lawyer. Seth Pearman said the suspension is pivotal to the continued success of the marijuana venture and that tribal leadership is confident that Read the full article…

‘Marijuana Resort’ Budding In South Dakota, Set To Open By Year’s End

Flandreau Santee Sioux reservation

SOUTH DAKOTA: The marijuana plants are already growing in a remodeled building on the Flandreau Santee Sioux reservation as the southeast South Dakota tribe shoots for a New Year’s Eve opening for its first-of-its-kind resort. The state-of-the-art marijuana growing operation with its 65 strains of plants is in its infancy as finishing touches are being Read the full article…

Why American Indian Tribes Are Getting Into the Marijuana Business

The Flandreau Santee Sioux plans to open a first-of-its-kind pot lounge by the end of the year.

SOUTH DAKOTA:  This New Year’s Eve, Tony Reider wants to throw a party unlike any his South Dakota tribe has seen. There will be live music, food, outdoor games—and, floating over the revelry, a haze of marijuana smoke, from a first-of-its-kind pot lounge that is set to open by the end of the year, said Read the full article…

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…

South Dakota Indian Tribe Signs Deal With Colorado Company To Grow Pot

An Indian tribe in South Dakota that plans to start selling marijuana has chosen a Colorado-based company to grow and distribute the drug on the reservation.

SOUTH DAKOTA:  An Indian tribe in South Dakota that plans to start selling marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes has chosen a Colorado-based company to grow and distribute the drug on the reservation. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on Wednesday signed a contract with Monarch America, Inc. The company will be responsible for designing the Read the full article…

Tribe’s OK Of Marijuana Brings South Dakota AG Warning

While the cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana might be legal on a Native American Reservation, South Dakota law still bans it off reservation and for non-Natives.

SOUTH DAKOTA:  The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe in eastern South Dakota plans to sell marijuana by Jan. 1; but that prompts a warning from the SD attorney general that tribal laws won’t protect non-Native Americans, nor anyone off tribal land. The Santee Sioux will grow marijuana at one site; hopefully earning a monthly profit of Read the full article…

Flandreau Tribe Votes To Legalize Marijuana

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe has voted to grow and sell marijuana as soon as Fall 2015.

SOUTH DAKOTA:  A South Dakota tribe has voted to grow and sell marijuana as soon as Fall 2015. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe executive committee voted 5-1 Thursday to legalize the growing and use of marijuana on tribal land. Trustee Roxee Johnson was the sole opposition to the ordinance. The marijuana control ordinance will establish Read the full article…