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…

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…

Legalized Pot Is A Mess Of Trouble For Tribes

Washington tribes may end up establishing precedent for a thoughtful approach to establishing marijuana laws that suit the needs of the community.

WASHINGTON:  While a patchwork of state laws have given marijuana quasi-legal status in 24 states, status on many tribal lands remains prohibited, or at best uncertain. Many tribes are content to adhere to federal prohibitions, but in PL 83-280 states (notably Washington, with legal recreational use), some are considering or even embracing the economic development Read the full article…

Yakama Nation Says It Is Not Open To Legalized Marijuana

"We want to put out public information for those that want to grow, sell and distribute that they are not welcome on Yakama Nation lands,"

WASHINGTON: Leaders of Central Washington’s Yakama Nation say they won’t recognize the state’s legalized recreational marijuana law. Marijuana remains illegal on the 1.2 million-acre reservation, said the tribe’s attorney George Colby, who added that Washington residents lack the authority to legalize recreational pot use on tribal lands.

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…