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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

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

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 Council Delegate Lee Jack, Sr.

July 5, 2017

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

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

Las Vegas Sun photo

June 12, 2017

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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