Passamaquoddy Tribe is no longer interested in growing marijuana

A sign points to Indian Township, one of the two federally-recognized Passamaquoddy Tribe communities, in Maine. Photo from Maine Encyclopedia

The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine is no longer interested in growing marijuana, the Associated Press reports.

The tribe last year signed a letter of intent with Monarch America but Darrin Coffin, the chief financial officer at Indian Township, told the AP that all ties have been cut with the cannabis development company.

The tribe is only interested in hemp, Coffin said.

The news came after the state of South Dakota accused two Monarch executives of violating marijuana laws. The company had been working with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on a marijuana resort that has been indefinitely shelved due to legal issues.

Hemp is legal under Maine law and the tribe has secured permission to grow hemp, the AP reported last month.

Read More on the Story:
Passamaquoddy drop idea to grow medical marijuana (AP 8/3)

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

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