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Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa ready to grow hemp for medical purposes

Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa ready to grow hemp for medical purposes

Sara Tiradossi

October 27, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Tribal Nations

Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa would be the first of the state’s 11 tribes to start growing hemp for medicinal purposes. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin is set to start growing hemp to make cannabidiol, or CBD, treat seizures and other medical conditions, and provide jobs as well. This...

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Feds threatening Nevada tribes looking to tap into legal cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 6, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

According to tribal members residing Nevada, federal agencies are threatening cannabis businesses on tribal land even though state social cannabis sales began in July. Although Nevada’s tribal cannabis compact bill became law this summer and allowed tribes to grow and sell cannabis, there are curr...

Tribe prepares to create cannabis regulations before nationwide legalization in Canada

Tribe prepares to create cannabis regulations before nationwide legalization in Canada

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 12, 2017


Filed under News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

The Kahnawake Tribe in Quebec, Canada imposed a suspension on the production, distribution and sale of cannabis on its land while the council works out regulations. The Mohawk council plans to pass its own cannabis legislation before Canada legalizes it nationwide by July 2018. Chief Gina Dee...

Newly formed Indian Nation association request meeting with California gov. on social cannabis

Newly formed Indian Nation association request meeting with California gov. on social cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 5, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

The California Native American Cannabis Association (C-NACA) asked Gov. Jerry Brown to hold government-to-government consultations with tribes and ensure cannabis regulations respect tribal sovereignty and the right to self-regulate. The association planned a conference on tribal cannabis issues ...

Tribe from Minnesota sees profit in hemp

Tribe from Minnesota sees profit in hemp

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 22, 2017


Filed under News, Tribal Nations

After a Native American tribe in Minnesota began the cultivation of hemp, the goal of a self-sustaining economy became more viable. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) gave the Minnesota Department of Agriculture permission to start a hemp pilot project in which six participants grew on 40 a...

Tribal members weigh economic and cultural implications of cannabis

Tribal members weigh economic and cultural implications of cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 1, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

As indigenous tribes in Washington legalize cannabis for both social and medicinal use, Native Americans praise the economic benefits but question the cultural impact. After state voters legalized social cannabis, some Native leaders said they were forced to do the same and avoid conflicting wit...

CNB Exclusive Interview: Tribal member predicts outcome for legal cannabis on indigenous lands

CNB Exclusive Interview: Tribal member predicts outcome for legal cannabis on indigenous lands

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 28, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

Cannabis News Box sat down with Mark Anthony Rolo, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribe in north Wisconsin, to discuss what legal cannabis would mean for his tribe and the Native American cultural landscape. Aside from being a playwright and author, Rolo has been the director...

Legal cannabis could reinvigorate indigenous economy, former AFN chief says

Legal cannabis could reinvigorate indigenous economy, former AFN chief says

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 21, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis, Tribal Nations

Former Assembly of First Nations chief Phil Fontaine says indigenous community involvement in the Canadian legal cannabis industry will make them strong, healthy, vibrant places. One hundred First Nation communities and enterprises are interested in the venture, but the stigma against cannabis remain...

Navajo Nation considers medical cannabis legalization, joining AZ and NM

Navajo Nation considers medical cannabis legalization, joining AZ and NM

July 5, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Tribal Nations

The Navajo Nation, which covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, is considering legalizing cannabis for medicinal use. Navajo Nation Council Delegate Lee Jack, Sr. sponsored the legislation aimed at making medical cannabis legal on the reservation, stating there is a humanitarian need for it. The...

South Dakota tribe plans cannabis legalization meeting

South Dakota tribe plans cannabis legalization meeting

June 30, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Tribal Nations

The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will hold a general council meeting July 21 to discuss the possibility of legalizing cannabis for medical and social use, as well as hemp manufacturing. Tribal Chairman Robert Flying Hawk stated in May he is open to legalizing medical cannabis, but not social...

Nevada tribes see progress for legally cultivating, dispensing cannabis

Nevada tribes see progress for legally cultivating, dispensing cannabis

June 12, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Tribal Nations

Tribal governments in Nevada will now be able to enter cannabis negotiations directly with the state's governor's office, thanks to legislation signed earlier this month. The legislation, Senate Bill 375, allows for legal negotiations on the use and sale of medical cannabis on tribal lands and the...

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