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…

Legalized Pot Is A Mess Of Trouble For Tribes

Washington tribes may end up establishing precedent for a thoughtful approach to establishing marijuana laws that suit the needs of the community.

WASHINGTON:  While a patchwork of state laws have given marijuana quasi-legal status in 24 states, status on many tribal lands remains prohibited, or at best uncertain. Many tribes are content to adhere to federal prohibitions, but in PL 83-280 states (notably Washington, with legal recreational use), some are considering or even embracing the economic development Read the full article…

Why The Yakama Nation Opposes WA State’s ‘Legal’ Marijuana On Its Land

The Yakama Law and Order Code prohibit the sale, use, or production of marijuana on the lands we control. We are constantly finding very sophisticated grows and ending them. Our police have won federal awards for this work. We are proud of our efforts.

WASHINGTON: When it comes to marijuana, legal or otherwise, the Yakama Nation in central Washington says it wants no part of it. At one of the last public hearings held on the new rules for creating the state-licensed marijuana market, the treaty attorney for the Yakama Nation reminded the crowd that the tribe wasn’t jumping on the pot Read the full article…

Why The Yakama Nation Opposes WA State’s ‘Legal’ Marijuana On Its Land

The Yakama Law and Order Code prohibit the sale, use, or production of marijuana on the lands we control. We are constantly finding very sophisticated grows and ending them. Our police have won federal awards for this work. We are proud of our efforts.

WASHINGTON: When it comes to marijuana, legal or otherwise, the Yakama Nation in central Washington says it wants no part of it. At one of the last public hearings held on the new rules for creating the state-licensed marijuana market, the treaty attorney for the Yakama Nation reminded the crowd that the tribe wasn’t jumping on the pot Read the full article…