They plan to start offering marijuana as early as this Fall.
Reason – KELO, the CBS station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota,reports that “the Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian Reservation has legalized the sale and use of marijuana on tribal land.”
That decision makes the Flandreau Santee Sioux the first tribe to take advantage of a Justice Department memo issued last December that said the feds would treat marijuana enterprises in Indian country the same as marijuana enterprises in states that have legalized the drug for medical or recreational use—meaning they would generally be left unmolested as long as they complied with local rules and did not implicate “federal law enforcement priorities.”
The memo provoked much discussion of potential cannabusiness opportunities for tribes, whether located in states that have legalized marijuana or, more controversially, in states that have not.
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