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Mashpee's Town Meeting Will Address Retail Marijuana

Mashpee’s Annual October Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 16, at 7 PM in the Mashpee Middle/High School Auditorium.

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10/15/2017

article ‘Years in the making’: Tribal pot store near downtown to open Monday
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s largest marijuana retail facility and first on tribal lands will open its doors to the public on at 10 a.m. Monday. About 200 tribal...
article RCMP, Tobique in showdown over medicinal marijuana
(New Brunswick) -- Maliseet in New Brunswick and the RCMP are at odds over whether the community of Tobique has the lawful ability to sell medicinal marijuana.

10/14/2017

article Wisconsin lawmakers to consider whether state is open for industrial hemp business
(Wisconsin) -- A legislative committee is set to vote on a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and...

10/12/2017

article Mashpee's Town Meeting Will Address Retail Marijuana
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee’s Annual October Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 16, at 7 PM in the Mashpee Middle/High School Auditorium.

10/9/2017

article BLOG: Native American Leaders Meet to Discuss Cannabis Businesses on Tribal Lands
(Las Vegas) -- As cannabis legalization unfurls across the United States, a number of Native American tribes are looking to the plant as an economic boon to help their...

10/5/2017

article Native American Weed? Not So Fast
(Nevada) -- Trent Griffith owns Tsaa Nesunkwa, a headshop on the Ely Shoshone Reservation in Nevada, about 240 miles north of Las Vegas. "Tsaa Nesunkwa," he...

10/4/2017

article Native American Tribes Capitalize on Cannabis
(Nevada) -- Native American tribes in Nevada are expanding beyond casinos and venturing into the cannabis industry. In June, Governor Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill...

10/3/2017

article Premiers resist federal proposals for excise tax on legal cannabis
(Ottawa) -- Premiers have pushed back on a federal plan to levy an excise tax on cannabis and split the proceeds equally, saying provinces will have to bear much of the...

10/2/2017

article Tribes urged to consider boosting revenue via pot industry
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders from California and Washington state last week discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands. Several members...

10/1/2017

article Native American Leaders Meet to Discuss Cannabis Businesses on Tribal Lands
(California) -- As cannabis legalization unfurls across the United States, a number of Native American tribes are looking to the plant as an economic boon to help their...
article OP/ED: Give First Nations priority access to marijuana industry
(Quebec) -- The legalization of marijuana in Canada in July 2018 gives the federal government an opportunity to bring communities – including Indigenous ones – into this...

9/30/2017

article Tribes urged to consider boosting revenue via pot industry
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders from California and Washington state last week discussed the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands. Several members...

9/23/2017

article Tribal leaders focus on marijuana industry at conference in Arizona
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders from California and Washington discussed Thursday the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands. Several members of the...

9/22/2017

article Marijuana Industry Conventions a Pot of Gold for Casinos, Says Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval
(Nevada) -- Marijuana business conventions should potentially be allowed to host their events inside casino resorts in Las Vegas and around Nevada, says Governor Brian...
article Nevada Governor orders panel to investigate legal marijuana implications for casinos
(Nevada) -- Casino operators in Nevada are worried that new legalized marijuana laws will land them in legal hot water. Gov. Brian Sandoval has called on the Nevada...
article Tribal leaders urge colleagues to consider marijuana businesses to boost revenue
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders from California and Washington discussed Thursday the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands.
article Will Native Americans Take Over the Cannabis Industry?
(USA) -- Entering the Las Vegas Paiute reservation, you soon pass the Smoke Shop, a cigar and tobacco retail store that reportedly brings in nearly nine-tenths of the...

9/21/2017

article Can Nevada casinos cash in on cannabis industry without breaking federal law?
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday ordered a committee to make policy recommendations on the interactions between the state’s long-established...
article Tribal leaders urge colleagues to consider marijuana businesses to boost revenue
(Arizona) -- Tribal leaders from California and Washington discussed Thursday the potential opening of legal marijuana businesses on tribal lands. Several members of the...
article Light up the lounges: An argument for recreational cannabis clubs
(Las Vegas) -- Marijuana advocates scored a major victory last November, when voters approved recreational cannabis. But its pathway remains an obstacle course: the...

9/20/2017

article Nevada casinos may cash in on marijuana, if allowed
(Nevada) -- Nevada's gaming industry might be cashing in on marijuana despite the industry's concerns. Governor Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday morning that...
article Nevada Governor Wants Gaming Committee To Address Recreational Marijuana Concerns
(Nevada) -- Nevada legalized the use of recreational marijuana in the state from July 1, 2017 and since then the marijuana industry has flourished in Nevada and the...
article Panel To Address Gambling And Pot Industry Interactions In Nevada
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered a committee to make policy recommendations on the interactions between the state’s gambling and recreational...

9/19/2017

article OP/ED: Marijuana Sales Can Make U.S. Tribes Richer and Poorer
(Florida) -- "This is going to be bigger than bingo," James Billie told CNN over the summer. A former chief of the Seminole, whose company MCW gives financing...

9/18/2017

article Pot at poker tables? N.J. looks to boost coffers
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City's...
article Nevada’s Governor Thinks Smoking Weed Will Trigger Federal Crackdown
(Nevada) -- Brian Sandoval may not love Donald Trump, and he may not love marijuana. But the Nevada governor is a pragmatist, and so he’s willing to embrace both—to a...

9/15/2017

article N.J. Democrats hope legalizing marijuana will boost state finances
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s...
press release Should Tribes Roll the Dice with Cannabis Production?
(Arizona) -- David Vialpando, director of gaming programs for , is one of three distinguished panelists discussing the issues tribes with casinos should consider before...

9/14/2017

article Pot at Poker Tables? Democrats Push Weed to Boost New Jersey Finances
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s...

9/13/2017

article Yerington Paiute Tribe has plans for marijuana dispensary
(Nevada) -- The Yerington Paiute Tribe has asked the city of Yerington and Lyon County to enter into a compact to open a medical marijuana dispensary within city limits...

9/9/2017

article Manitoba First Nation makes major investment in pot company
(Manitoba) -- CBC News has learned that the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba has taken a major stake in a medical marijuana company, with an eye to becoming a big...

9/3/2017

article California Tribes Form Cannabis Association
(California) -- The newly formed California Native American Cannabis Association is asking Gov. Jerry Brown to begin government-to-government consultations with tribes...

9/2/2017

article Nevada’s Native American Tribes Are Betting Big on Marijuana
(Nevada) -- Nevada Native American tribal leaders can now deal directly with Governor Brian Sandoval on an issue that could bring economic development and support to...

9/1/2017

article Nevada Tribes Get Medical Marijuana Compacts
(Nevada) -- In June, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill that will pave the way for the state’s 27 tribes to grow and distribute cannabis products. The Ely...
article Nevada Gaming Commission Bans Marijuana Usage on Casino Grounds
(Nevada) -- Although the state of Nevada has opened the doors for legal marijuana possession, usage and sales inside its borders, there are still laws making it illegal...

8/30/2017

article Native Tribes Weigh Additional Risk Against Prospect of Higher Tax Revenues When Legalizing Weed
(USA) -- In 2015, the Pinoleville Pomo Nation in northern California set aside 2.5 acres of their roughly 100 acre reservation for the cultivation of medical marijuana....

8/27/2017

article Native American Tribes Consider Entering Marijuana Market
(USA) -- Native American tribes want to begin growing and selling marijuana. They hope it will help end poverty on reservations, the large areas where many Native...
article Nevada Gaming Commission Reaffirms Ban on Legal Cannabis in Casinos
(Nevada) -- After a meeting on Thursday, Nevada regulators one again decided that marijuana use and possession will remain illegal in casinos until federal legalization...

8/26/2017

article Nevada regulators reaffirm stance that pot and gaming don’t mix
(Nevada) -- When it comes to recreational marijuana here, the message from the Nevada Gaming Commission to casino companies is clear: Stay away from the newly legal...
article Washington state forms team to oversee fish-spill response, puts new pen permits on hold
(Washington) -- A week after the escape of thousands of Atlantic salmon into the waters off the San Juan Islands, the state Saturday formed a multiagency response team...

8/25/2017

article Gaming Regulars Affirm That Gambling And Pot Don't Mix In Nevada
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission discussed legal marijuana during a special meeting held Thursday to address the now-legal vice. It seemed the message was clear...
article Nevada Gaming Commission Says Casinos Can’t Be Buds With Marijuana, Approves Caesars Restructuring
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) extinguished any rumors this week that the state regulator might ease its position on legalized recreational marijuana....

8/24/2017

article Marijuana has no place in Nevada casinos, gaming officials say
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission gave clear answers to several questions involving recreational marijuana use as they relate to gaming licensees: No, no, no. In...
article Nevada Gaming Commission to consider stance on marijuana
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission will reportedly hold a special meeting later today in order to address a number of issues surrounding how the western state...

8/23/2017

article Callaway, White Earth Reservation Breaking into the Hemp Industry
(Minnesota) -- The people of Callaway, Minnesota and on the White Earth Reservation are hoping to help their community’s economy grow. But can their products find...

8/21/2017

article Minnesota tribe banking on hemp
(Minnesota) -- There’s a lot of expectation invested in a few acres of hemp growing on a hill overlooking the small town of Callaway on the edge of the White Earth...
article Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market
(Washington D.C.) -- An increasing number of Native American tribes are looking to the marijuana business to break the poverty on reservations, but they are treading...

8/18/2017

article Appeal holds Nevada recreational marijuana distribution licensing
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Department of Taxation will not issue any recreational marijuana distribution licenses to non-liquor wholesalers until an appeal of a decision...

8/17/2017

press release Revenues in Legal Cannabis Continue to Skyrocket as Demand for CBD Based Products Rapidly Explode in Popularity
(Florida) -- Revenues being generated from the legal cannabis and marijuana market continues to push upward as leaders throughout the industry announce positive...

8/16/2017

article White Earth tribes hopes hemp project will be successful
(Minnesota) -- There’s a lot of expectation invested in a few acres of hemp growing on a hill overlooking the small town of Callaway on the edge of the White Earth...

8/15/2017

article Meet One of the Activists Fighting for the Rights of Native Americans Within the Weed Industry
(Colorado) -- Nevada is home to a lot of things: neon casinos, prime rib specials, and now legal weed. Although legalization is slowly becoming the law of the land in...

8/13/2017

article Stewards of the Land
(California) -- Without the land, we are nothing. The land, the very soil, is the heart of any farming operation and it is to be respected. While we are blessed with the...

8/10/2017

article White Earth tribe holds high hopes for hemp
(Minnesota) -- There's a lot of expectation invested in a few acres of hemp growing on a hill overlooking the small town of Callaway on the edge of the White Earth...

8/9/2017

article Clark County warns marijuana companies about ads for events
(Nevada) -- Clark County issued a stern message to Southern Nevada marijuana businesses: Stop advertising stoned yoga, or we’ll yank your license to sell weed. In...
article Las Vegas Welcome Marijuana Buyers but Not Marijuana Consumers
(Las Vegas) -- Since the beginning of 2014, when Colorado became the first state to let marijuana merchants serve recreational consumers, those customers have faced the...
article Advocates say pot board underfunded
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker and other top state leaders are vetting candidates for the new Cannabis Control Commission, but some say a six-figure salary isn...

8/7/2017

article Paiute Pot: Las Vegas tribe readies to join marijuana market
(Nevada) -- The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is preparing to open what it calls the largest free standing retail marijuana store in the country. Less than a mile from downtown...

8/6/2017

article First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S.
(Canada) -- 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...
press release GB Sciences Joins With Los Coyotes Band Of Cahuilla And Cupeno Indians As It Enters The Gigantic California Cannabis Market
(California) -- GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) is proud to announce an agreement with the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians (Los Coyotes) for the purposes...

8/5/2017

article Native American Marijuana Hits Nevada, And It's Tax Free
(Nevada) -- A tribal Cannabis consulting firm in Nevada has helped arrange key compacts with Native American tribes. Tribal Cannabis Consulting (TCC) is a national...
article U.S. Attorney General Sessions criticizes Washington state’s legal marijuana system
(Washington) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent letter critiquing Washington’s legal pot system was disputed by state officials, who say Sessions...

8/4/2017

article AGA Seeks Clarity from Feds on Handling Marijuana Money in Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- With marijuana now flying off the shelves at Nevada dispensaries, the American Gaming Association is seeking clarity from federal authorities on how it...
article NV gaming regulator: responsible gaming must address marijuana impairment
(Nevada) -- The gaming industry and regulatory community need to explore the responsible gaming impacts of legalized recreational marijuana use, a member of the Nevada...
article Testing the waters of the hemp industry
(Washington) -- In a shot at entering a $600 million hemp production industry, the Colville Tribes planted a 60-acre test plot, planning to research the marketability of...
article Pot company buys entire California town
(California) -- American Green Inc., a maker of cannabis products, is taking an unusual step to attract new customers as it capitalizes on California legalizing...

8/3/2017

article Tribal pot store near downtown Las Vegas aims to be biggest in the country
(Las Vegas) -- The boom from legalized recreational marijuana in Nevada is about to get even bigger, thanks to a massive store set to open early next month near downtown...
article Native American Marijuana Hits Nevada, And It's Tax Free
(Nevada) -- A tribal Cannabis consulting firm in Nevada has helped arrange key compacts with Native American tribes. Tribal Cannabis Consulting (TCC) is a national...

8/2/2017

article Colville Tribe will test hemp production on its reservation
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is testing the potential for industrial hemp production on its lands. The tribe planted a 60-acre...

8/1/2017

article Former Seminole Chief Leads Partnership to Boost Legal Marijuana Industry on Tribal Lands
(Florida) -- He led the Florida Seminole Tribe when it challenged the U.S. Supreme Court over gaming on tribal lands. The legal victory helped kick start a gambling...
article Tribes Launch Hemp Project
(Washington) -- The Colville Confederated Tribes have gone into hemp production. The Tribes planted a 60-acre project on July 9th and plans to research the marketability...

7/31/2017

article Former Seminole Chief Leads Partnership to Boost Legal Marijuana Industry on Tribal Lands
(Florida) -- He led the Florida Seminole Tribe when it challenged the U.S. Supreme Court over gaming on tribal lands. The legal victory helped kick start a gambling...
article Tribe Launches Hemp Project
(Washington) -- The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is one of the first Native American Tribes to cultivate hemp as a marketable agricultural commodity,...
article Cannabis Is Good Business, But Is it Good for Native Culture?
(Washington) -- The topic of cannabis and the celebration of the 2017 Canoe Journey/Paddle to We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum seemed a strange juxtaposition.
article Green gold: A Nevada mining town straddles the Wild West and marijuana culture
(Nevada) -- Don Knight keeps a "hard times" stockpile in the basement of his turn-of-the-century bungalow in Elko, Nev. Dozens of tightly sealed ammo cans are...

7/30/2017

article Tyendinaga grower wants Mohawk Territory to find its own way in the new world of legalized pot
(Ontario) -- On Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, medical marijuana is quickly becoming the new tobacco trade. At least eight stores have opened in the last couple of years...

7/28/2017

article Marijuana seized on Pomo tribal land near Willits
(California) -- The County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team and Bureau of Indian Affairs on Tuesday seized 2,421 marijuana plants from some 30 gardens being...

7/26/2017

article Marijuana seized on Pomo tribal land near Willits
(California) -- The County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team and Bureau of Indian Affairs on Tuesday seized 2,421 marijuana plants from some 30 gardens being...

7/20/2017

article Yankton Sioux Official: Marijuana Meeting Postponed
(South Dakota) -- A Yankton Sioux Tribe official says a general council meeting to discuss legalizing marijuana for recreational and other uses has been postponed....

7/18/2017

article Bigger Than Bingo: Seminole Chief Jim Billie On His New Cannabis Advisory Firm And A Tax-Free Environment
(Florida) -- One of the largest problems cannabis entrepreneurs face right now is taxation. Since marijuana is still illegal on a federal level in the United States,...
article Yurok tribe enforces zero tolerance on pot
(California) -- In its fourth year of operation, a cooperative team of law enforcement and natural resource protection officers say they see a reduction in the number of...

7/17/2017

article Klamath Tribes, Chiloquin consider cannabis options
(Oregon) -- The Klamath Tribes are exploring a possible future in the cannabis industry, and the Mayor of Chiloquin is working to open his own dispensary.
article Yruok Tribe and law enforcement partners crack down on illegal marijuana cultivation sites
(California) -- This morning, a team of law enforcement and natural resource protection officers, working in partnership with the Yurok Tribe, started serving search...

7/16/2017

article States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.
(Washington D.C.) -- In a national vote widely viewed as a victory for conservatives, last year’s elections also yielded a win for liberals in eight states that...

7/15/2017

article Native Americans Look to Cash in On Tax-Free Marijuana Businesses
(USA) -- Native Americans could hold the key to cashing in on the cannabis green rush. As sovereign nations, Native American tribes may be able to open and operate tax-...

7/12/2017

article The Puyallup Tribe Is Running the Pot Lab of the Future
(Washington) -- I've bought weed on the illegal market longer than the legal market, so it's a bit of a shock to see cannabis being tested at Medicine Creek...

7/9/2017

article With Legal Weed Sales Just Weeks Away, Uruguay Plans To Make Retail Cannabis As Boring As Possible
(Uruguay) -- It’s no secret the Uruguay is one of the most socially progressive countries in all of South America. From legal prostitution to a well-regulated...

7/6/2017

article Cree Grand Chief candidates consider legalization of marijuana at all-candidates forum
(Quebec) -- Unpaid rent and the legalization of marijuana were two more issues candidates in the race to replace Grand Chief of the Quebec Cree Nation discussed at an...

7/4/2017

article Tokers rejoice as Nevada pot shops now sell recreational weed
(Nevada) -- Thousands of tokers kicked off retail pot sales in Nevada Saturday, crowding into more than two dozen dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas, where long lines of...

7/3/2017

article Navajo Nation Considers Joining Rest Of Arizona By Legalizing Medical Marijuana
(Arizona) -- Nine months after legalizing hemp as a legitimate crop for farmers, the Navajo Nation is seriously considering legalizing medical marijuana on the country...
article Yankton Sioux plans marijuana meeting
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe plans to hold a general council meeting to discuss legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use and hemp manufacturing.

6/30/2017

article Can Raising Hemp Raise A Rez Economy? An Interview With Alex And Rosebud White Plume
(South Dakota) -- Alex White Plume, Oglala Lakota, was a bit surprised when two federal agents sauntered up the walk to his door a few months back. Being good agents,...
article Tribe To Discuss Medicinal, Recreational Pot Options
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe will host a tribal members-only general council meeting to discuss the legalization of marijuana/hemp for medical, recreational...
article Yankton Sioux plans marijuana meeting
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe plans to hold a general council meeting to discuss legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use and hemp manufacturing.

6/23/2017

article Colorado Casino Exec Provides Nevada Regulators Perfect Answer on Recreational Pot
(Las Vegas) -- Marijuana isn’t all fun and games in the eyes of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Though Nevada voters legalized recreational pot in last fall’s...

6/22/2017

article Former Seminole chief to help other tribes grow legal weed
(New York) -- An ex-chief of the Seminole Tribe, with a legendary history of wrangling regulators as he pioneered the casino industry on tribal lands, plans to help...

6/20/2017

article What Is A 'Pot Powwow' And How Can It Help The Native American Community?
(New Mexico) -- American Indians are proud of their heritage and the 'powwow' is the most popular way for Native Americans to socialize, sing, share stories and...

6/19/2017

press release BudTrader.com CEO Brad McLaughlin Pushes Back, Calling for a Vegas Boycott Over the Banning of MassRoots CEO
(California) -- Brad McLaughlin, CEO of the largest online medical marijuana marketplace BudTrader.com, has posted a passionate video to the brand’s Instagram...

6/13/2017

article Medical marijuana producer makes deal with Nevada tribe
(Nevada) -- The medical marijuana industry is a touchy subject. Depending on who you ask, expansion could be good for the state's economy. But what if tribal...
article Tribal-Owned Grow Operations And Casinos Could Dramatically Shift The Marijuana Industry
(USA) -- A recent partnership between a cannabis advisory firm and MCW, a business owned by former Seminole Tribe chairman James Billie, could potentially prove as a...
article Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
(Washington D.C.) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014,...

6/9/2017

article Seminole Leader Jim Billie Joins Florida Cannabis Rush
(Florida) -- A potentially landmark partnership between a cannabis advisory firm and a business owned by former Seminole Tribe chairman Jim Billie is looking to lead the...

6/7/2017

article Former Seminole Tribe chief sets his sights on medical marijuana industry
(Florida) -- A former Seminole Tribe chief has his eyes on the medical marijuana industry as a new cash cow for Native Americans. James Billie, who served as Seminole...

6/6/2017

article Former Seminole chief Billie to leverage sovereign land in the legal weed game
(Florida) -- When it comes to the medical marijuana business, the complex web of local, state and federal regulations is among the greatest complications holding back...
article Pot Casino? Native American Tribe Sparks Marijuana Business -- Tax Free
(Florida) -- With medical marijuana legal in most states and recreational marijuana in a growing number, there is still much talk about taxing the profits. Some fear...
article Seminole-owned business strikes deal with marijuana-industry firm
(Florida) -- In a move that could have major implications for the medical marijuana industry, a Seminole-owned company is taking the first step toward setting up...
article Nevada Bill Gives Native Tribes Access To Medical Cannabis Market
(Nevada) -- Nevada's Gov. Brian Sandoval recently signed Senate Bill 275, allowing Native American tribes to negotiate the use and sale of cannabis on their land.

6/5/2017

article NV Gov. Signs Bills Allowing Tribal Negotiations and Hemp Cultivation
(Nevada) -- On Friday, Gov. Sandoval signed Senate Bill 375 and Senate Bill 396, allowing Nevada’s Native American tribal government to directly negotiate with the...

5/31/2017

article Suddenly, marijuana dispensaries are everywhere in Stanislaus County
(California) -- Unlicensed marijuana dispensaries are popping up in Stanislaus County in the regulation-free zone that has followed passage of Proposition 64 in November...

5/25/2017

article South Dakota Jury Acquits Tribal Cannabis Consultant of All Charges
(South Dakota) -- Two years ago, the Flandreau Santee Sioux had high hopes of capitalizing on the collapse of mariuana prohibition by opening a resort where cannabis...

5/24/2017

article Consultant not guilty in marijuana trial
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota jury has cleared a consultant of drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe develop a marijuana resort on tribal land. Eric...
article Jury Clears Tribal Marijuana Consultant on All Charges
(South Dakota) -- A state jury found a non-Indian consultant who worked on a South Dakota tribe’s failed attempt to open a marijuana grow facility and smoking...
article Not guilty verdict prompts community leaders to ponder future of marijuana in Flandreau
(South Dakota) -- The man at the center of the marijuana grow operation in Flandreau two years ago is a free man after being acquitted on a number of drug possession...
article Santee Sioux Trial Verdict: Cannabis Consultant ‘Not Guilty’ on All Charges
(South Dakota) -- Cannabis consultant Eric Hagen was acquitted on all charges on Wednesday afternoon, as his dramatic trial in Flandreau, South Dakota, came to a close....
article State loses pot trial in Flandreau
(South Dakota) -- The nationally watched marijuana trial in Flandreau, South Dakota, ended on Wednesday with a verdict of 'Not Guilty'. Prosecutors had argued...
article Washington’s Legal Weed Just Got Legaler
(Washington) -- In case you missed it, the state legislature decided to just go ham this session and pass a huge-ass cannabis bill, legalizing, or further legalizing, a...

5/22/2017

article Santee Sioux Trial, Day Two: Ex-Partner Denies Hagen’s Guilt
(South Dakota) -- Cannabis consultant Eric Hagen came face-to-face with his former business partner in court on Monday as the prosecution wrapped its case against the...

5/20/2017

article Lawyer on Flandreau marijuana: 'This was as well known as could possibly be'
(South Dakota) -- An assistant attorney general on Friday told a jury that a man charged with helping the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe grow marijuana was responsible and...
article No ‘Conspiracy’ in Tribe’s Attempted Pot Resort
(South Dakota) -- There was no “conspiracy” involved in a Colorado consultant’s work with a South Dakota tribe in an attempted marijuana grow facility...

5/18/2017

article Cannabis Trial of the Year Opens in Flandreau, South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- On Friday morning, South Dakota prosecutors are expected to offer their opening arguments in a long-awaited trial against Eric Hagen, president and CEO...

5/17/2017

article Native American tribe’s cannabis consultant to face trial
(South Dakota) -- Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation’s first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a...
article SD tribe's pot resort consultant headed to trial on state drug charges
(South Dakota) -- Jury selection starts Thursday in the case of Eric Hagen, a consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on its operation about 45 miles...

5/16/2017

article Journalist Freed From Testifying in Pot Resort Trial
(South Dakota) -- A journalist who covered an informational session about a proposed “marijuana resort” on an Indian reservation won’t have to testify...
article Reporter won't be called to testify at South Dakota trial
(South Dakota) -- A prosecutor has abandoned a plan to call a Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter as a witness in a trial related to a marijuana operation that the...

5/15/2017

article Argus Leader reporter subpoenaed in tribal marijuana case
(South Dakota) -- Prosecutors plan to call a Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter as a witness in a trial related to a marijuana operation that the Flandreau Santee Sioux...

5/14/2017

article Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming
(California) -- A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout:...
article Argus Leader reporter subpoenaed in tribal marijuana case
(South Dakota) -- Prosecutors plan to call a Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter as a witness in a trial related to a marijuana operation that the Flandreau Santee Sioux...

5/12/2017

article Industrial hemp code open for public comment
(Washington) -- A newly proposed amendment to the Colville Tribal Code concerning industrial hemp for commercial purposes has been published and will be opened for a 30-...

5/7/2017

article California Indian Tribe Turns Casino into Marijuana operation; what could go wrong?
(California) -- An Indian tribe near San Diego is turning their indebted casino into a high-tech marijuana operation. The Lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel shut down its...
article Native leaders worry about effects of cannabis legalization
(Quebec) -- Leaders of Canada’s Native communities are concerned about the possible consequences legalizing cannabis will have on their communities. Assembly of...

5/5/2017

article California Indian Tribe Uses Medical Marijuana to Dig Out of Gaming Nightmare
(California) -- Native American tribes all over the country are now looking to the marijuana industry as a way to pull themselves out of the economic hardships.
article California tribe turns to marijuana grow at shuttered San Diego County casino
(California) -- After closing its Santa Ysabel Resort And Casino in February of 2014 due to debts of around $50 million, the Iipay Nation Of Santa Ysabel has reportedly...

5/4/2017

article Gambling gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming
(California) -- A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout:...

5/3/2017

article California Tribe Leasing Land to Marijuana Growers After Casino Goes to Pot
(California) -- When the relatively tiny Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel in San Diego County lost their casino in February 2014 to bankruptcy, the tiny Native American...
article Some Nevada tribes look to cannabis for economic opportunity
(Nevada) -- Federal guidance contained in the “Cole Memo” and the “Wilkinson Memo” enable the nation’s federally recognized Native American...

5/2/2017

article Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming
(California) -- A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout...

5/1/2017

article Quebec chief urges caution as First Nations look to capitalize on pot legalization
(Quebec) -- As several First Nations communities consider entering the recreational cannabis business, one prominent Quebec Indigenous leader is sounding alarm bells....
article DeLeo wants marijuana panel akin to gambling board
(Massachusetts) -- House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo floated the idea Monday of creating a state regulatory body to oversee retail marijuana that would be a combination of a...

4/26/2017

article Indian tribes fear Trump will be a buzzkill for their marijuana business
(Washington) -- When the Yakama Nation announced in 2013 that it had no interest in selling pot, its chairman said the tribe had “a long and unpleasant history...

4/25/2017

article Mashantucket Tribe expresses interest in growing industrial hemp
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is exploring the possibility of growing hemp on its lands in Connecticut, The New London Day reports. The tribe is...
article Medical cannabis company excited to debut at Gathering of Nations​
(New Mexico) -- Ultra Health a licensed medical cannabis developer and dispensary is sponsoring the Gathering of Nations. We sat down with Ultra Health's vice...

4/20/2017

article Marie Zackuse, Tulalip Tribes’ First Chairwoman, Takes Helm During Challenging Time
(Washington) -- Marie Zackuse took office on April 1 as chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors. She’s taking the helm at a challenging time.

4/19/2017

article Program To Combat Crime On Tribal Lands Expands, Federal Grant Funds Tapped For Medical Marijuana
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced plans to allow more tribal nations to tap into national information systems to fight crime and...
press release National Indian Cannabis Coalition Acknowledges 4/20 Movement
(Washington D.C.) -- Jeff Doctor, Executive Director of the National Indian Cannabis Coalition (NICC), speaks on the official rollout of NICC’s nationwide efforts...

4/15/2017

article Ontario regional chief calls for First Nations consultation on marijuana laws
(Ontario) -- First Nations in Ontario need to be included in discussions about the legalization of marijuana, the Assembly of First Nations Ontario regional chief said...
article OP/ED: A bad trip: Legalizing pot is about race
(Ottawa) -- Since 1908, when the Canadian government passed the Opium Act prohibiting the “importation, manufacture and sale of opium for other than medicinal...

4/14/2017

article First Nations aim to capitalize on economic opportunity of legal pot industry
(Alberta) -- First Nations want to be among those cashing in on what could become a multibillion-dollar industry if the federal government follows through on making...
article First Nations aim to capitalize on economic opportunity of legal pot industry
(Alberta) -- If marijuana becomes a legal recreational drug in Canada, First Nations want to be among those who cash in on what some believe will be a multi-billion...
article Native American Tribes in Nevada Want to Get In On Legal Marijuana
(Nevada) -- Nevada State Senator Tick Segerblom has introduced SB 375, a bill that would authorize “agreements between the Governor and Indian tribes in this State...
press release Tribal Leaders Cannabis Symposium
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Tribal Enterprise Consulting group, in collaboration with Native Network Consulting and Emerald Enterprise Inc., will co-host the Tribal...

4/13/2017

article Buzzkill: Medical marijuana cards still required at first post-legalization Cannabis Cup
(California) -- Yes, marijuana is legal in California. But that particular freedom comes with a great deal of regulation. That’s the message coming through this...

4/12/2017

article A dinner, conversation on industrial hemp with author Doug Fine
(Wisconsin) -- Industrial hemp expert and farmer Doug Fine is celebrating Earth Week on the Menominee Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin.

4/10/2017

article Could Nevada's tribal lands be the next marijuana frontier?
(Nevada) -- Tribal lands could be the next frontier for the marijuana industry in Nevada. From across the state, tribal leaders appeared at the Nevada Legislature last...

4/7/2017

article Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe considers opening pot businesses
(Washington) -- Officials say a Washington Native American tribe is in talks with the state about beginning marijuana sales on their land. The Kitsap Sun reported Port...

4/6/2017

article Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe eyeing marijuana sales
(Washington) -- The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is one six Washington tribes seeking agreements with the state this spring to begin marijuana sales, according to a...
press release National Indian Cannabis Coalition Applauds the Inclusion of Indian Country in the “Path to Marijuana Reform” legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Cannabis Coalition (NICC), applauds the inclusion of federally recognized Tribes in the “Path to Marijuana Reform”...

3/30/2017

press release June 9-11 Meeting of Legislators from Gaming States to Address Impacts of Trump Administration, Marijuana in Casinos, Other Key Issues
(Colorado) -- The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) today released its robust agenda for the June 9-11 Summer Meeting in Denver, and it focuses...

3/28/2017

article Marijuana panel tackles Nevada transition to recreational pot, talks casinos’ role
(Nevada) -- A panel of local figures in Clark County’s gaming, resort, marijuana and retail associations discussed the importance of maintaining Nevada’s...

3/23/2017

article Hopland tribe and cannabis company file claim against county over raid
(California) -- The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and Therafields, Inc. have filed nearly identical claims against Mendocino County, alleging that Mendocino County...

3/21/2017

article 2nd Mendocino County tribe files claim over pot eradication
(California) -- The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians is seeking more than $25,000 in damages from Mendocino County for 847 marijuana plants it claims were illegally...

3/15/2017

article Really High Noon in the Nevada Desert
(Las Vegas) -- It had the makings of a duel in the desert, the first clash between the legion of marijuana lovers emboldened by a surge of legalization and a new federal...

3/11/2017

article Nevada senator proposes bill to legalize cannabis clubs and marijuana use at events
(Reno) -- A bill proposed this legislative session aims to bring more tourists to Nevada to use recreational marijuana. "That's what we do. We sell sex. We sell...

3/9/2017

article Much was learned at Tribe’s first cannabis symposium
(Washington) -- By all counts, the first Puyallup Tribal Medical Marijuana Symposium was a great success. Attracting a nice-sized crowd to the EQC Showroom that Saturday...

3/7/2017

article Feds ‘Just Say No’ to Marijuana at High Times Cup on Tribal Lands
(Las Vegas) -- I’ve said it time and again — more state regulation of marijuana is going to lead to fewer and fewer cannabis cups and similar marijuana...

3/6/2017

article US snuffs pot fans’ plans to party on tribal land near Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an American Indian...

3/5/2017

article Gaming regulators consistent with message to steer clear of pot business
(Las Vegas) -- When Attorney General Jeff Sessions explained how and why the Justice Department would address pot smoking, for both medical and recreational purposes, it...
press release National Indian Cannabis Coalition Says DOJ Challenge to Cannabis Event Could Have Been Avoided
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Cannabis Coalition (NICC), the only tribal advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring tribal entities have the opportunity to...

3/4/2017

article US snuffs pot fans’ plans to party on Indian land near Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A federal prosecutor has snuffed out plans by pot fans to celebrate Nevada’s new recreational marijuana law by lighting up on an Indian reservation...
article Less pot, no federal raids through early hours of marijuana festival on Indian land near Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A marijuana festival on Indian reservation land that gained national attention earlier this week after a U.S. federal attorney threatened to shut it down...

3/3/2017

article Feds Threaten to Shut Down Marijuana Festival on Tribal Land
(Nevada) -- The marijuana festival known as the Cannabis Cup, scheduled to be held this week on the tribal land known as the Moapa Paiute reservation outside Las Vegas,...

3/2/2017

article Native Cannabis Director: Anti-Pot Talk Is White House Scare Tactic
(Washington D.C.) -- Jeff Doctor, executive director of the National Indian Cannabis Coalition, spoke with ICMN recently about announcements by the Trump administration...

2/28/2017

article Federal letter targets Las Vegas area marijuana festival
(Nevada) -- The Cannabis Cup is scheduled on Moapa tribal land this weekend. The cup, which has been hosted in other states before, is a competition for the best of the...
article Tribe hosting marijuana festival near Las Vegas, despite warning from feds
(Nevada) -- The Moapa Paiute Tribe is going ahead with plans to host a marijuana festival near Las Vegas this weekend, despite warnings from the U.S. attorney in Nevada...

2/27/2017

article New Mexico tribe puts up land for $160M medicinal greenhouse
(New Mexico) -- On a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico, a Delaware-based company plans to build a $160 million state-of-the-art greenhouse for researching and...
article Exclusive: Feds threatening to shut down marijuana festival, Cannabis Cup, in Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- One of the world's largest marijuana festivals, which is expected to be held this week on tribal land outside of Las Vegas, has been facing a possible...

2/9/2017

article The Native American Iipay Nation Says the Key to Success Is Strict Cannabis Regulation
(California) -- The Iipay tribe, positioned about an hour Northeast of San Diego on the Santa Ysabel Reservation, is pushing for strict transparency in tribal cannabis...

1/28/2017

article VIDEO: Two marijuana retailers opening soon in city that still bans cannabis sales
(Washington) -- Fife, a city that formally bans sales of marijuana within its city limits, will see two pot retailers opening for business soon at the town’s major...
article Court not swayed by religion in Michigan marijuana case
(Michigan) -- A federal appeals court has found nothing heavenly about a Michigan's man claim to have a religious right to grow pot. The court on Thursday upheld an...

1/27/2017

article Court not swayed by religion in Michigan marijuana case
(Michigan) -- A federal appeals court has found nothing heavenly about a Michigan's man claim to have a religious right to grow pot. The court on Thursday upheld an...

1/20/2017

article Tribal Sovereignty And Native Cannabis
(USA) -- Cannabis on tribal lands has always been a complicated issue. In short, tribes have leeway to legalize cannabis under sovereignty, but sometimes those tribal...

1/10/2017

article Tribe’s request for pot-farm buffer sparks disagreement among supervisors
(California) -- A request by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation for a ban on outdoor commercial medical marijuana cultivation within 1,000 feet of tribal lands sparked...

1/8/2017

article Despite loss in Arizona, recreational pot backers upbeat about future
(Arizona) -- Of five states with recreational marijuana on the ballot this fall, Arizona was the only state where the initiative failed, after supporters ran into a well...

1/2/2017

article Hawaii Church Loses Marijuana Claim
(Hawaii) -- The U. S. Supreme Court won’t hear a case from a Hawaiian Native American church that is arguing its members should be exempt from federal anti-drug...

12/27/2016

article Gaming regulators: Recreational marijuana won’t be allowed in casinos
(Nevada) -- Recreational pot will be legal for adults 21 and over starting on Sunday, January 1st. But that doesn't mean you'll have free reign to smoke in a...
article Will tribes profit from legal recreational marijuana?
(Nevada) -- Whether Nevada tribal councils will venture into the realm of selling recreational marijuana is up for question. Although many in the tribal communities...

12/26/2016

article Donald Trump’s Cabinet Picks Could Be a Bummer for Legal Weed in 2017
(Washington D.C.) -- Potheads and medicinal marijuana users alike may be getting some coal in their pipes in the New Year. While President-elect Donald Trump promised to...

12/11/2016

article Inside the Company Helping Native Americans Grow Cannabis
(Nevada) -- North of Las Vegas's bustling, fluorescent strip sits the Paiute Nation tribe. Like many other Native American tribes across the United States, they'...

12/9/2016

article Navajo Looking To Develop Industrial Hemp Farming On Tribal Lands
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Tribe has signed a resolution to grow industrial hemp on tribal lands, another step undermining federal prohibition in effect.

12/3/2016

article Regulators examining impact of legal marijuana on casinos
(Massachusetts) -- Gambling regulators in Massachusetts are looking into the possible impact of legalized marijuana on the state’s emerging casino industry.

11/29/2016

article Supreme Court rejects church’s appeal over marijuana laws
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court won’t take up an appeal from a Native American church in Hawaii that wants to be exempt from federal marijuana laws. The...

11/22/2016

article Will smoking marijuana be allowed in Massachusetts casinos?
(Massachusetts) -- Casino gambling is legal in Massachusetts. Smoking marijuana will be legal soon, too. But it will not be legal to combine the two. The newly passed...
article Pot farming becoming a big business
(New Mexico) -- Duke Rodriguez brought a three-week-old pot plant to the State Fair, touching off a silly kerfuffle that highlights the absurdity of our current...

11/21/2016

article Will Marijuana Be a Bigger, Better Industry for Native Americans Than Casinos?
(California) -- Native American tribes are looking toward cannabis as their next big industry now that the green rush is here to stay. California company CannaNative is...

11/20/2016

article Critics: Trump’s attorney general nod ‘worst-case scenario’ for marijuana regulation
(Washington D.C.) -- President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, represents a “worst-case scenario” for the...

11/18/2016

article Keep distance from pot industry, Nevada gaming regulators advise licensees
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission will continue to require gaming licensees to maintain distance from the marijuana industry that is expanding in the state and...

11/16/2016

article Paiute tribe close to launching large-scale marijuana operation
(Nevada) -- Marijuana is about to become big business in Nevada, and you might be surprised to find out who's taking advantage. The Paiute Native American tribe in...

11/15/2016

article Gaming And Pot: Nevada Regulators Eye Marijuana Legalization Impact
(Nevada) -- Last week, Nevada voters approved a referendum that will allow recreational marijuana use. What does that mean for casinos in the state? State regulators are...

11/11/2016

article Indigenous Endeavors In The Cannabis Market
(Nevada) -- Native American tribes are often recognized for their success within the casino business and the tobacco industry. Over the past decade, as cannabis has...
article Marijuana Company Prepares to Cross
(Colorado) -- Almost all small-business owners dream of the day when they can expand nationally. This has proved to be a unique challenge for those in the marijuana...

11/9/2016

article Marijuana industry keeps a wary eye on how Trump will respond to pot legalization
(Colorado) -- With the news of Donald Trump’s presidency settling in across Colorado and the nation, some marijuana advocacy groups and industry insiders are...

11/8/2016

article Californians vote to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state
(California) -- Voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 64, making California the most populous state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The...

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