Squaxin, Suquamish Tribes Working On Plans To Sell Marijuana

A hands-off federal policy on pot sales in Indian Country, announced in December by the Obama administration, has generated a lot of interest but few takers so far.

WASHINGTON: A building nearing completion across the street from Little Creek Casino and Resort is a bet that marijuana will be the next booming business on Indian reservations. If all goes as planned, the site between Shelton and Olympia will be a store where the Squaxin Island Tribe will sell the drug. A hands-off federal policy Read the full article…

Raids Bust Dreams Of Tribal Marijuana Bonanza

“The tribe is acting as a beard for private operators who are attempting to use the medical marijuana law of this state and tribal sovereignty for massive personal profit,” Del Rosa wrote Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Philip Ferrari in a letter dated May 27.

CALIFORNIA: Wendy Del Rosa, one of two warring siblings claiming to lead a tiny Indian band just south of the Oregon border, began urgently writing to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento in early May. The Alturas Rancheria – totaling three members or nine, depending on which faction one believes – had not been content with Read the full article…

Native Americans Resist Cannabis In Washington

The roughly 10,000-member Yakama Nation has already asserted sovereignty to keep cannabis outlawed on 1.2 million acres of reservation land it controls in central Washington.

WASHINGTON: The burgeoning marijuana industry in Washington will find no allies in The Yakama Nation tribe of Native Americans. According to a report by Reuters earlier this week: The roughly 10,000-member Yakama Nation has already asserted sovereignty to keep cannabis outlawed on 1.2 million acres of reservation land it controls in central Washington’s Yakima Valley. In addition, the Yakama are also seeking to 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…