A tribal Cannabis consulting firm in Nevada has helped arrange key compacts with Native American tribes. In Nevada and elsewhere, Native American tribes are sparking marijuana businesses.
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It seems everyone knows about the memo that created the opportunity for Indian Nations to participate in the legal cannabis industry, but how does this co-exist with other state and federal laws?
On Aug. 15, 2016, two consultants hired by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to open a marijuana resort in South Dakota entered opposing pleas to drug charges at the Moody County Courthouse.
FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s top prosecutor charged two consultants who worked with a Native American tribe on its plans to open the nation’s first marijuana resort with drug offenses, accusing them of having seeds shipped from the Netherlands hidden in CD cases and sewn into clothing.
On Feb. 29, 2016, the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe broke ground on a new medical marijuana dispensary near downtown Vegas, with additional plans to open a cultivation facility on the tribe’s Snow Mountain Reservation.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe burned its first marijuana crop, reportedly worth millions of dollars, and stopped development of a first-ever marijuana resort to be constructed on the reservation.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 14, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (Board) and the Suquamish Tribe today signed the nation’s first state-tribal marijuana compact. The compact governs the production, processing, purchase and sale of marijuana on the Tribe’s land.