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Muckleshoot Tribe debuts marijuana outlet with drive-through window
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Muckleshoot Tribe debuts marijuana outlet with drive-through window (July 19, 2018)

The Muckleshoot Tribe has joined the marijuana industry with a unique retail outlet.

Tribes defer to federal authorities after Oklahoma voters approve marijuana
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Tribes defer to federal authorities after Oklahoma voters approve marijuana (June 28, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma eagerly embraced marijuana for medical purposes this week but don't expect to partake in Indian Country.

Trump will 'probably end up supporting' marijuana bill that helps tribes
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Trump will 'probably end up supporting' marijuana bill that helps tribes (June 12, 2018)

President Donald Trump is expressing support for a bipartisan bill that recognizes tribal and state sovereignty over marijuana.

Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation
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Another slap in the face in Nevada? Yerington Paiute Tribe slams lack of consultation (June 8, 2018)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe continues to be left out of decisions affecting a polluted mining site in Nevada.

Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington
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Bill recognizes tribal sovereignty over marijuana amid uncertainty in Washington (June 7, 2018)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.

Stéphane Gayet: Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use
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Stéphane Gayet: Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use (April 16, 2018)

With the emergence of new categories of cannabis, studies have shown the risk of mental illness linked to the use of these new varieties.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe joins marijuana industry with new store
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Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe joins marijuana industry with new store (March 6, 2018)

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is joining the marijuana industry with the opening of High Point in Washington.

YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California
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YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California (January 19, 2018)

The city of Los Angeles has created a 'social equity' tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people must take action on marijuana
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people must take action on marijuana (January 17, 2018)

Who was Harry Anslinger and how did he come to have a deep effect on the Mohawks of Akwesasne?

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana consultant 'free' after state sentence
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana consultant 'free' after state sentence (November 21, 2017)

A marijuana consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on a failed marijuana operation was sentenced in South Dakota for his role in the controversial case.

Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California
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Winnemucca Indian Colony files lawsuit over raid of hemp grow in California (October 31, 2017)

The Winnemucca Indian Colony is conjuring up Christopher Columbus in a lawsuit that challenges a raid of its hemp farm in California.

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe already looking for ways to expand new marijuana operation
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Las Vegas Paiute Tribe already looking for ways to expand new marijuana operation (October 25, 2017)

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is already looking for ways to expand its brand new marijuana business in Nevada.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe announces plan for cannabidiol business in Wisconsin
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe announces plan for cannabidiol business in Wisconsin (September 27, 2017)

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe is moving forward with plans for a cannabidiol production and distribution business in Wisconsin.

Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona (September 22, 2017)

Tribal leaders discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands at the National Indian Gaming Association conference.

Yerington Paiute Tribe plans medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site
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Yerington Paiute Tribe plans medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site (September 14, 2017)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is joining the medical marijuana industry after signing a compact with the state of Nevada.

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe prepares to open largest marijuana dispensary in nation
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Las Vegas Paiute Tribe prepares to open largest marijuana dispensary in nation (August 7, 2017)

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is building what Chairman Benny Tso is calling the largest marijuana dispensary in the nation.

Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada
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Two tribes enter into first marijuana compacts under new state law in Nevada (August 3, 2017)

Nevada tribes, sensing big economic opportunities, are getting into the marijuana industry by following a successful model from a nearby state.

First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S.
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First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S. (August 1, 2017)

While only a handful of tribes in the United States have successfully entered the marijuana industry, the picture looks a lot different just across the border.

Sherwood Valley Band calls in authorities to take down marijuana operation
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Sherwood Valley Band calls in authorities to take down marijuana operation (July 27, 2017)

Tribal, local and federal authorities raided a marijuana operation on the Sherwood Valley Rancheria in northern California.

Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana
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Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana (June 30, 2017)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe is asking its citizens about the possibility of legalizing marijuana despite hostility from officials in South Dakota.

Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader
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Marijuana firm promises big investments with help of ex-Seminole leader (June 23, 2017)

Electrum Partners hopes to invest up to $300 million in marijuana deals with tribes in the next three years.

Former chairman of Seminole Tribe launches marijuana venture
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Former chairman of Seminole Tribe launches marijuana venture (June 7, 2017)

'It will be bigger than bingo,' Jim Billie said of the marijuana industry in Indian Country.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty (May 25, 2017)

Despite the setback, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, a Republican, defended his decision to assert jurisdiction over activities that occurred on the reservation.

Brothers from Huichol Tribe murdered as drug war rages in Mexico
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Brothers from Huichol Tribe murdered as drug war rages in Mexico (May 23, 2017)

Miguel Vazquez and Agustin Vazquez were resisting efforts to turn their tribe's homelands into drug farms.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota (May 18, 2017)

A non-Indian consultant who tried to help the tribe open a marijuana resort is being charged in state court.

Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue
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Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue (April 27, 2017)

Thousands of dancers and drummers, along with tens of thousands of spectators, are flocking to New Mexico.

Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington
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Six more tribes are pursuing marijuana agreements in Washington (April 7, 2017)

Four tribes have already entered into marijuana compacts with the state and more are on the way.

Hopland Band submits claim for county raid of marijuana operation
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Hopland Band submits claim for county raid of marijuana operation (March 22, 2017)

The tribe is seeking more than $25,000 after county authorities destroyed 847 marijuana plants.

Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse
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Acoma Pueblo in agreement to host $160M medical greenhouse (February 28, 2017)

Marijuana could be growing on the New Mexico tribe's reservation later this year.

California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands
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California county approves limits on marijuana near tribal lands (January 12, 2017)

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation asked for a 1,000-foot buffer zone.

Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge
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Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge (December 2, 2016)

On the Pine Ridge Reservation more and more tribal citizens are coming up ill after unknowingly smoking marijuana that has been laced with other drugs.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
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Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (November 8, 2016)

Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp
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Navajo Nation lawmaker warns further action needed on hemp (October 26, 2016)

No agreements have been signed to start growing hemp on the reservation, officials said.

Puyallup Tribe interested in opening retail marijuana operation
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Puyallup Tribe interested in opening retail marijuana operation (September 9, 2016)

The tribe might be converting an existing business in Washington into a retail store.

White Mountain Apache Tribe helps bust big marijuana operation
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White Mountain Apache Tribe helps bust big marijuana operation (August 31, 2016)

Over 2,400 plants were seized on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona after a tribal member reported being confronted by armed men.

Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota
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Brandon Ecoffey: Anti-Indian fighter lurks off radar in South Dakota (August 17, 2016)

Indian Country has dealt with the likes of Slade Gorton and other anti-Indian politicians but there is one who is potentially far more dangerous lurking just off the radar.

Non-Indians enter pleas in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana case
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Non-Indians enter pleas in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana case (August 16, 2016)

One consultant pleaded guilty to a marijuana charge while the other is contesting a charge filed by the state of South Dakota.

Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana case
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Young member of Warm Springs Tribes reaches deal in marijuana case (August 5, 2016)

Amid widespread attention, federal prosecutors are planning to drop their case against Devontre Thomas, 19.

Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana
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Puyallup Tribe updates compact in order to cultivate marijuana (August 4, 2016)

The tribe operates a cannabis institute and will be growing marijuana to help with medical needs.

Young member of Warm Springs Tribes hit with marijuana charge
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Young member of Warm Springs Tribes hit with marijuana charge (August 4, 2016)

A year-old incident at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon led to a single charge against Devontre Thomas, 19, who graduated in May.

Passamaquoddy Tribe is no longer interested in growing marijuana
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Passamaquoddy Tribe is no longer interested in growing marijuana (August 3, 2016)

The Maine tribe was working with a cannabis development company whose executives have landed in legal trouble in South Dakota.

Charges filed in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana operation
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Charges filed in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana operation (August 3, 2016)

Two executives of a cannabis development company that worked with the tribe are accused of violating state marijuana laws.

Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana
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Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana (July 21, 2016)

Operation Yurok has kicked off for the fourth year in a row on the northern California reservation.

Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company
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Gathering of Nation signs title sponsor deal with cannabis company (July 7, 2016)

Starting in 2017, the popular powwow will be known as 'Ultra Health - Gathering of Nations' as part of the deal with the Ultra Health company.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation
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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe warned not to launch marijuana operation (June 24, 2016)

Growing or processing marijuana will lead to federal prosecution, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.

Senate panel rejects marijuana amendment in tribal jurisdiction bill
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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.

Lakota Country Times: Bill addresses marijuana in Indian Country
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Lakota Country Times: Bill addresses marijuana in Indian Country (June 9, 2016)

Across Indian Country there are lingering questions regarding the potential federal response to the possibility of tribal governments legalizing marijuana.

Carly McIntosh: A real live study on the use of medical marijuana
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Carly McIntosh: A real live study on the use of medical marijuana (May 31, 2016)

Medical marijuana is just like dealing with man-made medication, you have to find just the right amount for your own body.

Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy
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Warm Springs Tribes see marijuana as means to boost economy (May 20, 2016)

Sales are due to begin in early 2017 and there are plans to open retail locations off the reservation.

Yurok Tribe blames low fish runs on water used by marijuana farms
Environment

Yurok Tribe blames low fish runs on water used by marijuana farms (May 6, 2016)

The tribal fisher is closed four days a week due to low runs of salmon an sturgeon in northern California.

Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana
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Warm Springs Tribes break ground on greenhouse to grow marijuana (May 6, 2016)

The tribe will be the first in Oregon to enter the marijuana industry and appears to have the blessing of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act
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Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act (April 27, 2016)

A grassroots group called Common Sense Cannabis has been advocating for marijuana as a health aide on the reservation.

Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act protects federal funds for tribes
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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.

Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing
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Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing (April 20, 2016)

The group claims marijuana as a sacrament and has become affiliated with an Arizona woman who was recently found guilty of prostitution.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe refutes claims about marijuana crop (April 20, 2016)

President Tony Reider confirmed that all the plants were destroyed after Attorney General Marty Jackley suggested otherwise.

Pinoleville Pomo Nation files claim with county for marijuana raid
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Pinoleville Pomo Nation files claim with county for marijuana raid (April 15, 2016)

The tribe is seeking more than $25,000 after its marijuana crop was destroyed by authorities in Mendocino County, California, in September 2015.

Self-proclaimed 'Native' church loses decision on marijuana use
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Self-proclaimed 'Native' church loses decision on marijuana use (April 7, 2016)

The controversial Oklevueha Native American Church claims marijuana as a sacrament in addition to peyote.

Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Judge lifts injunction in hemp dispute on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 29, 2016)

Citing changes in the legal landscape, a federal judge opened the door for Alex White Plume, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to cultivate hemp again.

Brandon Ecoffey: Taking a hard look at addiction in Indian Country
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Brandon Ecoffey: Taking a hard look at addiction in Indian Country (March 3, 2016)

In order to properly have a conversation about legalization we as a society need to take a hard look at our addictions.

Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico
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Marijuana company working on a deal with tribe in New Mexico (March 2, 2016)

Ultra Health just signed a deal with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in Nevada and hopes to announce one with at least one tribe in New Mexico.