A dispensary in Denver,
Colorado. Photo from O'Dea
A Colorado-based company called says it has reached a deal to open a marijuana farm in partnership with a tribe or tribes in California.
United Cannabis will work with Foxbarry Companies to produce, distribute and manage medical marijuana products. The marijuana will be grown in Indian Country but the names of the tribe or tribes involved have not been confirmed.
A filing with the Securities Exchange Commission indicated that the Pinoleville Pomo Nation in northern California was involved. But the president of Foxbarry told The Lost Coast Outpost that the naming of the tribe was premature.
All told, the two companies said they will work with tribes "covering the northern, central and southern areas of California." The northern operation will be up and running by February, according to a press release.
"This project will be beneficial to our tribal partners in California, who will soon have access to a proven cannabis treatment program," Barry Brautman, the founder and president of Foxbarry Companies, said in the press release.
The announcement comes on the heels of Department of Justice
policy that could lead to legal marijuana operations in Indian Country.
No tribe, however, has said it will start producing the drug.
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