Raid On Tribal Marijuana Farms Underscores Uncertainty Over Pot Laws

Mendocino County sheriff's deputies raid the Pinoleville tribe's marijuana-growing operation near Ukiah on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015.

CALIFORNIA: Native American tribes’ efforts to cash in on California’s “green rush” by launching large-scale marijuana growing operations appear to have been premature and ill-advised if recent law enforcement raids on tribal lands are any indication. Pot raids conducted on the Pinoleville Pomo Nation’s Rancheria north of Ukiah this week and on the Pit River and Read the full article…

Indian Tribes Get OK To Grow And Sell Pot

As Washington state moved forward with legalization last year, the Yakama Nation took a strong stand against marijuana, insisting that it remain banned on the tribe’s 1.2 million-acre reservation and that violators face federal prosecution.

OREGON: Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands — even in states that ban the practice — as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. Some advocates said the announcement could open new markets across the country Read the full article…

Most Peninsula Tribal Reservations Will Ban Marijuana As It Legalizes In WA State

So, on the reservation, the answer is easy: Every little bit of pot is illegal,” the notice to tribal members said.

WASHINGTON: If you live on or visit a reservation on the North Olympic Peninsula, don’t bring marijuana. At least four of the six tribes in Clallam and Jefferson counties will not recognize Washington state’s 2012 legalization of recreational marijuana. The use and possession of pot will remain illegal on tribal lands controlled by the Makah, Lower Read the full article…