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Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill
Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill (June 22, 2016)

Only a handful of tribes have entered the marijuana industry but Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) wants to punish them by cutting off their federal funds.


Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes
Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes (April 20, 2016)

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) wants to make sure tribes aren't punished for developing their own cannabis laws and policies.


Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session
Updates from National Congress of American Indians DC session (February 25, 2016)

Reauthorization of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act, tribes and marijuana and the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign were some of the highlights on the closing day of the NCAI winter meeting.


Colville Tribes weigh amendment for small amounts of marijuana
Colville Tribes weigh amendment for small amounts of marijuana (September 30, 2015)

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


Jay Daniels: KIDS Act punishes tribes for exercising sovereignty
Jay Daniels: KIDS Act punishes tribes for exercising sovereignty (August 17, 2015)

Estimates are that tribal legalization of marijuana could be a a greater revenue source than gaming.


Opinion: Anti-marijuana bill represents attack on sovereignty
Opinion: Anti-marijuana bill represents attack on sovereignty (August 11, 2015)

Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) introduced an obviously senseless bill that attacks and destroys a tribe's sovereign right to decide whether to engage in the cultivation of cannabis.


Senate bill bars federal funds to tribes that grow marijuana
Senate bill bars federal funds to tribes that grow marijuana (August 7, 2015)

Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) doesn't think tribes should make their own decisions on the drug.