Menominee Indian Tribe To Hold Marijuana Referendum

WISCONSIN:  Menominee Indian Tribe members will have a chance to weigh in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational and medicinal use on the reservation in northeastern Wisconsin.

The tribe plans a referendum next month to find out how its members feel about legalizing the drug. A two-question referendum on Aug. 19 and 20 will ask tribal members whether medical marijuana and recreational use for adults 21 or older should be legal on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice issued the Cole Memorandum, allowing tribes to grow or sell marijuana on reservations if they follow eight guidelines. The Menominee Indian Tribe is able to take advantage of the memo because it answers to federal prosecutors.