Nebraska Tribe Interested In Growing Marijuana

NEBRASKA: About an hour and half north of the city of Omaha, the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska sits on 300 square miles of reservation land stretching into Iowa’s Monona County.

“We need jobs,” Daniel Webster said, who lives on the reservation.

KETV reports, historical issues such as poverty and unemployment have reached critical levels.

“Right now, my community has a 69 percent unemployment rate,” Omaha Tribe of Nebraska chairman Vernon Miller said.

Miller said the dire economy is leading to desperate solutions.

 

Omaha Tribe Considers Trying To Legalize Marijuana

NEBRASKA: The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is considering getting into the marijuana business.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that tribe members will vote Tuesday on whether the tribe should allow recreational use of marijuana, medical use of marijuana and growing industrial hemp on its northeast Nebraska reservation.

The ultimate decision lies with the Tribal Council.

The referendum vote simply will give the council guidance on whether to move forward.