Monster Pot Raid on Tribal Territory in Modoc County; Feds Allege Connection With Canadian Tobacco Giant

A west Eugene factory that once produced computer hard drives and later bottled water could next become an industrial-scale marijuana growing operation.

CALIFORNIA:  A federal search warrant executed on a tribal grow op in Modoc County this morning alleges that a tiny northern California tribe today has partnered up with an executive of a huge Canadian tobacco concern to produce marijuana on a massive scale. Officers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Administration Read the full article…

Will Casino Country Become Cannabis Country?

Homeowners in a Vancouver Island community are raising a stink about a medical marijuana grow operation they say is driving down their property values.

WASHINGTON:  Last December the Justice Department gave a yellow light to marijuana legalization on tribal land, saying it would treat reservations like states in deciding how to enforce the Controlled Substances Act. Two months later, the very first Tribal Marijuana Conference, held at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington, attracted about 250 people, including representatives from 75 or so Read the full article…

Navajo Lawmaker Firm On Stance Against Legalizing Marijuana

A lawmaker on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe’s stance against legalizing marijuana.

ARIZONA:  A lawmaker on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe’s stance against legalizing marijuana.Navajo Nation Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie says legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use contradicts Navajo values and tradition.His bill introduced this week comes in response to an announcement last year by the U.S. Read the full article…

Tribal Marijuana Conference: ‘A 10-Year Window For Tribes To Capitalize’

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

WASHINGTON:  On Saturday, February 28 some 75 tribal leaders from across the country met to discuss forming the first “Tribal Cannabis Association” at the Tulalip Resort Casino on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington State. This followed a packed day on February 27 of “Tribal Marijuana Conference” presentations and panels with speakers as diverse as former Read the full article…

Tribes From Around US Gather To Discuss Legal Marijuana

Once the process is complete, she will be able to legally say to an employer, landlord or anybody else who asks that she has never been convicted or cited for any drug crime at all.

WASHINGTON:  The Justice Department’s announcement in December that it would allow the nation’s Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes. They were reluctant given the substance-abuse problems that already plague many reservations. But the attendance at a conference Read the full article…

Lawmakers Want To Work With Tribes On Regulations For Legal Pot

Now that tribes can legalize marijuana on their reservations, some lawmakers want to allow the state to set up agreements with tribes to address potential issues.

WASHINGTON:  Now that tribes can legalize marijuana on their reservations, some lawmakers want to allow the state to set up agreements with tribes to address potential issues, such as law enforcement and ways licensed marijuana businesses could operate across reservation borders. A bill with bipartisan support would give the governor the authority to negotiate legal Read the full article…

Tribe To Look At Medicinal Marijuana, Hemp

I-502 brought major changes to cannabis in Washington, but those have come about from regulating a system that was never regulated in the first place.

MINNESOTA:  The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Council unanimously approved this week a study on how medicinal marijuana and industrial hemp could benefit the Red Lake Nation’s economic development. However, serious doubts were raised about growing or use of recreational marijuana. Many American Indian tribes began discussing the potential of marijuana and hemp Read the full article…

Native Americans Considering Marijuana Sales

cannabis has many medical benefits

NEW YORK:  New York-area tribes are hashing out whether to grow and sell marijuana on their reservations after a Justice Department announcement that it won’t ban weed on Indian soil. Officials at the Seneca Nation said they’re open to going into the pot business, but don’t want their land marketed as a stoner’s playground. “We Read the full article…