Seneca Lawyer Sponsors Conference To Tap Into Legal Marijuana Sales

A former president of the Seneca Nation of Indians is sponsoring a national conference for Indian tribes that hope to someday cash in on legalized marijuana business opportunities.

WASHINGTON:  Now that the federal government says it no longer will prosecute marijuana sales on Indian lands as long as tribes take steps to control the sales, some tribes are contemplating how to cash in on the marijuana business.

That is why a former president of the Seneca Nation of Indians is sponsoring a national conference for Indian tribes that hope to someday cash in on legalized marijuana business opportunities.

The Tribal Marijuana Conference is scheduled for Feb. 27 at the Tulatip Resort Casino, near Seattle, Wash. Robert Odawi Porter, a Salamanca lawyer who served as Seneca president from 2008 until November 2010, is the co-sponsor and organizer of the event.

Porter said there has been growing interest among tribes all over the nation since October, when the U.S. Justice Department issued a “policy statement” that it no longer will prosecute marijuana sales on Indian lands as long as tribes take steps to control the sales.

 

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