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…

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…