Colville Tribes pass resolution for small amounts of marijuana


A sign on the Colville Reservation in Washington. Photo from Department of Transportation

Members of the Colville Tribes of Washington can now carry small amounts of marijuana.

The tribal council approved an amendment that decriminalizes marijuana on the reservation, The Tribal Tribune reported. Members can possess less than one ounce of the drug -- the same amount allowed under Washington state law.

Tribal members supported legalization in a non-binding referendum in June.

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CBC approves legalization of small amounts of marijuana (The Tribal Tribune 10/5)

Relevant Documents:
Department of Justice Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country (October 2014)

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