Warm Springs Tribes Approve Marijuana Sales In Historic Vote

The referendum passed with 86 percent approval, said Don Sampson, CEO of Warm Springs Ventures, the tribes' economic development corporation, the group behind the proposal.

OREGON: Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs said yes to growing, processing and selling marijuana on the recreational market in a historic vote Thursday that drew record turnout, tribal officials said.

The referendum passed with 86 percent approval, said Don Sampson, CEO of Warm Springs Ventures, the tribes’ economic development corporation, the group behind the proposal.

Sampson said Friday that the election drew about 1,400 voters who “turned out even in a winter storm.” Voter turnout among younger tribal members was especially strong.

Sampson called the vote “democracy in action” and said the tribes’ marijuana enterprise will being “much needed jobs and revenue to the Warm Springs people.”

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