Subscribe to our Daily Digest e-mail
Nevada casinos set sportsbook record, seek marijuana clarity

Nevada casinos posted flat gaming revenue in October, thanks in part to the fallout from that month’s mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay resort. Figures released Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show statewide casino gaming revenue of $988.7m in October, up 0.3% from the same month last year. The sum was also only moderately higher than September 2017’s $980m.

share

Marijuana & Hemp

12/17/2018

article No, you can’t smoke hemp (and other things to know now that it will be legal)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress voted this week to legalize the cultivation of hemp in the US after months of debate and negotiation between lawmakers. Hemp legalization...

12/16/2018

article Hemp industry expected to blossom under new Farm Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. hemp industry is expecting business to expand and investors to beckon after Congress on Wednesday passed farm legislation that included a...
article Council Delegate: Production of hemp on Nation could make up lost revenue
(Arizona) -- On Dec. 7, the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Negotiation Subcommittee (NIIP) received updates and discussed the Navajo Nation’s position of hemp...

12/14/2018

article Pine Ridge hemp farmer eyes victory in new farm bill
(South Dakota) -- The new farm bill passed by Congress this week legalizes hemp. If the bill is signed by the president -- as expected -- it will mark a major victory...

12/12/2018

article Marijuana Industry Border Issues Would Be Solved Under New Congressional Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- Marijuana can really mess up border and immigration issues for people who partake in consumption or participate in the industry, but that would...
article Mayor Emanuel proposes legalizing marijuana, casino to pay for pensions
(Illinois) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel will lay out his recommendations for dealing with city pensions. He will propose that lawmakers legalize marijuana and allow a casino in...
article State issues license to Westport medical marijuana dispensary
(Connecticut) -- The state has officially issued a medical marijuana license to a dispensary in Westport. Residents and business owners had been divided on the proposal...
article A cannabis futurist foresees dirt-cheap weed, THC appetizers, and a big impact from Canada
(Pennsylvania) -- It’s not a matter of if the United States will legalize cannabis, it’s simply a matter of when, says Jonathan Caulkins, with an air of...

12/11/2018

article Kahnawake passes its own cannabis law, but businesses will have to wait a bit longer to set up shop
(New York) -- The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has passed its own law regulating the cannabis industry on-reserve, but there won't be marijuana grow-ops or...

12/8/2018

article Does cannabis cost, or pay? CCU study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates
(Colorado) -- Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana’s effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study. Colorado Christian...
article Marlboro maker places $2.4 billion bet on marijuana
(USA) -- One of the world's biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $2.4 billion buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45...

12/7/2018

article Cannabis businesses start up on Tsuut'ina First Nation
(Edmonton) -- Stephanie Crowchild received her first shipment of cannabis oils earlier this week and the Tsuut'ina Nation member is already looking to order more....

12/6/2018

article Meet the Former Cop Behind Canada’s First Indigenous Licensed Cannabis Producer
(Montreal) -- Eighty years ago, the police chief on the Caughnawaga reserve across the St. Lawrence river from Montreal spent weeks supervising the picking, carting, and...

12/5/2018

article Feds try to squash Blackfeet medical marijuana legalization
(Montana) -- Blackfeet Agency Superintendent Thedis Crowe of the BIA rejected the Blackfeet Tribal Council's legalization of medical marijuana, which is aligned with...
article ‘Stay of Prosecution’ issued BIA’s rejection of Ordinance 95 Amendment appealed by Tribe
(Montana) -- It was at the Oct. 4 General Council meeting that Blackfeet Councilman Rodney “Minnow” Gervais Jr. made a case for the Blackfeet Tribe amending...

12/3/2018

article Humboldt Supervisors consider zoning change to allow for controversial cannabis facility
(California) -- Humboldt County Supervisors are considering a zoning change, to allow for Mercer Fraser to move forward with a cannabis manufacturing facility in Willow...
article Final California marijuana industry rules may not be made public until January
(California) -- Although California’s final cannabis industry regulations will reportedly be completed Monday, many industry insiders likely won’t be able to...

11/30/2018

article Northwest entrepreneurs cheer on provision to legalize hemp in Farm Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A new five-year federal Farm Bill that could get a vote from the House and Senate next week contains a provision to fully legalize hemp production...

11/29/2018

article Deal reached in farm bill talks
(Washington D.C.) -- Farm bill negotiators said Thursday they reached an "agreement in principle," offering hope of breaking a months-long impasse over commodity and...
article Lawmakers Reach Farm Bill Deal by Dumping Food-Stamp Rules That Trump Backed
(Washington D.C.) -- Democrats and Republicans said they reached a tentative deal on farm legislation after jettisoning controversial work requirements for food stamp...

11/27/2018

article First Nations Health Authority Launches Cannabis Awareness Campaign
(British Columbia) -- The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has launched a public health campaign aimed at reducing cannabis use among Indigenous children and youth...

11/26/2018

article With Jeff Sessions out at the Justice Dept., the marijuana movement exhales
(Washington D.C.) -- He described marijuana as a “very real danger” and has said its effects are “only slightly less awful” than those of heroin...

11/24/2018

article Cannabinoids show promise for cancer patients
(Colorado) -- Braden Stevenson, a 17-year-old living in Longmont, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2016. A year later, after several rounds of chemo, doctors told him...

11/22/2018

article Agribition panelists encourage Sask. First Nations to explore economic potential of cannabis production
(Saskatchewan) -- Cannabis has been a hot topic all year — and a Wednesday panel discussion at the Western Canadian Agribition aimed to explore the economic...
article Saskatchewan Asserts That Cannabis Store on Indigenous Land Is Illegal
(Saskatchewan) -- A meeting next week to discuss a cannabis-related issue might just provide answers to questions bigger than who can sell cannabis in Canada. The Regina...

11/21/2018

article Marijuana is getting cheaper. For Colorado and some states, that’s a problem
(Colorado) -- Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was...

11/19/2018

article Nevada officials visit San Francisco to explore how marijuana lounges are run
(California) -- A high-stakes NFL Monday night football game lights up an 82-inch television on the wall. Swing music plays in the background as about two dozen people...
article First Nations consider questions of profit — and sovereignty — at first national Indigenous cannabis conference
(Calgary) -- Cashing in on the “green wave” of Canada’s recreational cannabis industry is as much a question of sovereignty as it is profit for some...
article Saskatchewan to meet with First Nation operating unlicensed cannabis store
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan’s justice minister is to meet next week with the chief of a First Nation that has opened an unlicensed cannabis store. Don Morgan...
article SLGA offers to meet with Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation over pot shop
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is offering to meet with the chief of a First Nation that opened a cannabis dispensary without a...

11/18/2018

article Man Who Alleges His Humboldt County Marijuana Was Stolen by Police Filed a Federal Lawsuit Friday
(California) -- Zeke Flatten, a former police officer who alleged that law enforcement officers stole three pounds of Humboldt County cannabis from him last December,...

11/17/2018

article Cuthand: First Nation's dispensary raises issue of cannabis jurisdiction
(Canada) -- The Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation made the news this week and at least the news media are pronouncing the name the right way. The band council is the centre...
article Judge tosses Ohio medical marijuana license requirements for minority groups
(Ohio) -- A new Ohio medical marijuana grow facility could soon sprout in Northeast Ohio, after a Franklin County judge threw out a state law requiring that at least 15...

11/16/2018

article Port Angeles pot producer accused of selling on black market
(Washington) -- The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has issued two emergency marijuana license suspensions for North Coast Concentrates, saying it sold...

11/15/2018

article Indigenous communities have jurisdiction over pot rules: FSIN
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) is disputing the province's position on who has jurisdiction over a pot shop opened on the...
article Marijuana producer in Port Angeles accused of selling on black market
(Washington) -- The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has issued two emergency marijuana license suspensions for North Coast Concentrates, saying it sold...

11/14/2018

article FSIN threatens more legal battles if province impedes Sask. First Nation's pot store
(Saskatchewan) -- The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) has voiced its support for a First Nation operating a pot store outside Saskatchewan's...

11/13/2018

article Marijuana advocate sees Sessions’ ouster as a plus
(Nevada) -- With Nevada’s marijuana industry flourishing, one of its greatest threats was eliminated this week when President Donald Trump forced the resignation...
article Province urges Sask. First Nation to shut down unpermitted cannabis store on reserve
(Saskatchewan) -- A cannabis store operating outside the Saskatchewan government's regulatory framework is now open in a First Nation community 70 kilometres...

11/5/2018

press release Tribal Green Symposium Announces Date Change
(Las Vegas) -- In response to Indian Country’s growing concerns for the 2018 Farm Bill, the Tribal Green Symposium has announced a date change for its second...

11/3/2018

article Resorts see possibility of marijuana lounges as a dilemma
(Las Vegas) -- Hospitality industry leaders expressed mixed feelings about the prospect of marijuana lounges in Las Vegas, which on one hand would give guests a place...
article 'I want to do it right': La Loche cannabis store owner says he wants to help community heal
(Saskatoon) -- The Saskatoon businessman who plans to open a recreational cannabis shop in La Loche, Sask., says he wants his store to play a role in the community's...

11/2/2018

article 'I want to do it right': La Loche cannabis store owner says he wants to help community heal
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatoon businessman who plans to open a recreational cannabis shop in La Loche, Sask., says he wants his store to play a role in the community...
article Tsuut'ina Nation hosts cannabis info session
(Edmonton) -- Pot is legal in Canada, so now what? That is the question many Canadians have two weeks after marijuana was legalized and it's a question that was...

11/1/2018

article Industrial hemp licensing applications open for 2019 growing season
(Wisconsin) -- Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced that industrial hemp licensing applications and...
article Investors Waking Up To Hemp As Cannabis Stocks Retrace
(Wall Street) -- Investors are waking up to the hemp industry. Hemp is proving its opportunity for financial returns, and potential for social and environmental impact.
article The 5 Worst U.S. Senators On Marijuana Policy
(Washington D.C.) -- The 2018 election is next week, which means it’s time for the fourth and final installment of my series on the best and worst members of...

10/31/2018

article Gone to pot: Marijuana shortages plague Canada
(Ontario) -- Canada's legal recreational market is off to a bumpy start. Supply shortages have been rampant in the two weeks since Canada became the largest national...

10/30/2018

article Inside Alderville, Canada’s First Nations Cannabis Boomtown
(Ontario) -- On a recent Thursday afternoon the sales floor of Medicine Wheel Natural Healing, a cannabis store in the Ontario First Nations town of Alderville, bustled...
article Tribe to conduct cannabis feasibility study
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is going to look into the “impacts associated with legalization of cannabis” in a feasibility study...

10/29/2018

article OP/ED: Pardons don't go far enough. Convictions for cannabis possession must be expunged
(Ottawa) -- In 2013, Justin Trudeau – then leader of the third-place party – admitted to having smoked cannabis about a half-dozen times. He was unapologetic...
article Stockton cannabis minor gives students ‘leg up’ on growing industry
(New Jersey) -- As the medical marijuana industry continues to expand in New Jersey, with the possibility of recreational use in the near future, Stockton University...

10/24/2018

article Attawapiskat chief says Mushkegowuk Council needs a policy on cannabis legalization
(Ontario) -- It's a remote First Nation that has fought hard against illegal drugs entering the community. Now it is having to deal with one of those drugs becoming...

10/17/2018

article SIGA says no to cannabis cigarettes
(Saskatchewan) -- With recreational marijuana use now legal in Canada, inquiring minds want to know when and where they can go to light up, but paNOW has learned at...
article Cannabis is not a traditional medicine like tobacco, says Mohawk Nation
(Ontario) -- While Mohawk cannabis retailers are wanting to challenge federal and provincial control of marijuana, traditional Mohawk leaders are speaking out against...
article Cree Nation hopes legalization and education will reduce high cannabis use
(Quebec) -- Representatives of the Cree Nation Government in northern Quebec say they hope legalization of cannabis in Canada will help create a more open and honest...
article It's business as usual for this Mohawk First Nation's marijuana stores while court challenges planned
(Ontario) -- In one of the production rooms of Legacy 420, the first marijuana retail outlet to open in the Mohawk community of Tyendinaga, Seaira Maracle, 28, brews a...
article 'A real opportunity': Cannabis entrepreneurship lifting some First Nations communities
(Canada) -- It’s a quiet, cool autumn morning in early October and Medicine Wheel Natural Healing is bustling. In the span of an hour, dozens of customers visit...
article BTBC explains amendment to Ordinance 95: Decriminalizing Possession of Medical Marijuana
(Las Vegas) -- During the General Session on Oct. 4, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council (BTBC) discussed and approved a Resolution, “Amending Ordinance #95 to...

10/16/2018

article Peguis First Nation a partner in what may be Manitoba's biggest cannabis cultivation facility
(Manitoba) -- One First Nation is preparing to be a major player in Manitoba's cannabis industry and hopes to provide jobs for its members in the process. "We...
article Saskatchewan First Nation won't recognize government jurisdiction over cannabis
(Saskatchewan) -- There won't be any pot shop grand openings Wednesday on the Sakimay First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan. Instead, the streets are expected to...

10/14/2018

article A hereditary chief opens up about supplying his nation with free cannabis oil
(British Columbia) -- Hereditary chief Wil Marsden has made a name for himself in his community as the guy you see if you need access to cannabis oil. He's been...
article Kanien'kehá:ka chiefs fear cannabis will lead to tobacco's lingering problems
(Quebec) -- Kwetiio Goodleaf has worked in Kahnawake's tobacco industry for the past three decades. She's seen the economic impacts that selling cigarettes has...
article Tribal mega-dispensary in Las Vegas celebrates anniversary with fanfare, vendors
(Las Vegas) -- The one-year anniversary celebration of the valley’s largest cannabis dispensary had the qualities of a full-fledged pot festival on Saturday....

10/13/2018

article Free-rein cannabis shops vs. a complete moratorium: 2 Anishinaabe communities have differing strategies on pot
(Ontario) -- On the south side of Rice Lake in southern Ontario, Alderville First Nation is becoming increasingly known as the 'Green Mile,' a moniker inspired...
article County authorities shut down marijuana operation on Yokayo Rancheria
(California) -- Authorities in Mendocino County, California, shut down a marijuana operation on the Yokayo Rancheria. In a press release, the sheriff's office said...

10/12/2018

article Blackfeet Tribal Business Council decriminalizes medical marijuana
(Montana) -- Last week the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council passed a resolution that decriminalizes possession of medical marijuana. The passing of the resolution has...

10/11/2018

article Las Vegas Paiutes to open second marijuana dispensary with drive-thru
(Nevada) -- A second Nevada tribal marijuana dispensary will soon be operating in the northwest valley, expected to open by early next year. The second Nuwu Cannabis...

10/10/2018

article Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people and marijuana in Canada
(New York) -- On October 17th Canada will enter a new phase in its history when the personal possession of marijuana becomes legal. The enactment of Bill C-45 means an...

9/29/2018

article Board members circumvented health department attorney, sought outside help to write controversial marijuana rules, Tulsa World review finds
(Oklahoma) -- Despite being told they couldn’t legally ban smokable marijuana sales or require pharmacists in dispensaries, at least two Board of Health members...

9/27/2018

press release Indian Country Prepares to Enter the Global Hemp Industry
(Las Vegas) -- In less than two months, tribal leaders, lawmakers and regulators will be convening at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort for a three-day symposium to...

9/25/2018

article Keeping legal marijuana away from casinos becoming a little more complicated
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s gaming industry has long been warned to stay away from the state’s legal marijuana business. But the separation is getting harder to...

9/22/2018

article It’s Official—Cannabis Is the New Crypto
(New York) -- As one speculative frenzy fizzles, another arises from its ashes. Marijuana Inc. is making more headlines than Crypto Corp. as the stocks of companies...
article Following hemp plants, through political and real storms
(Washington D.C.) -- Hemp has a whole new image, thanks to reformed thinking across the country. A significant if somewhat recent proponent to jump on the hemp bandwagon...

9/21/2018

article Marijuana Lounges Have Nevada Casino Industry On Alert
(Nevada) -- Most casino industry reaction to legal recreational marijuana use in Nevada continues to be way out of whack. Fearing federal repercussions that aren’t...

9/20/2018

article It’s Official—Cannabis Is the New Crypto
(Wall Street) -- As one speculative frenzy fizzles, another arises from its ashes. Marijuana Inc. is making more headlines than Crypto Corp. as the stocks of companies...

9/19/2018

article Tax debate could table September marijuana vote
(New Jersey) -- A September vote for how to legalize and regulate adult-use marijuana is unlikely, following disputes over an appropriate tax structure, officials said.

9/17/2018

article Evo Hemp partners with Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to grow organic hemp
(South Dakota) -- Evo Hemp, known for its line of organic fruit and nut Hemp Bars that are sold in over 3,000 retailers, is proud to announce a new line of CBD extracts...

9/16/2018

article Company features hemp from Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Congress could soon authorize the growing of hemp nationwide, but Alex White Plume isn’t waiting. The Manderson man signed a deal last year to...

9/15/2018

article Kahnawake explores cannabis biz with one of the largest medical marijuana companies in Canada
(Quebec) -- While a moratorium on the production and sale of cannabis products has been in place in Kahnawake, Que., for more than a year, its council is looking into...

9/14/2018

article Kahnawake explores cannabis biz with one of the largest medical marijuana companies in Canada
(Quebec) -- While a moratorium on the production and sale of cannabis products has been in place in Kahnawake, Que., for more than a year, its council is looking into...

9/13/2018

article Cherokee Nation Official: Medical Marijuana Illegal on Tribe Property
(Oklahoma) -- A Cherokee Nation official says medical marijuana won’t be legal on the Oklahoma-based tribe’s property even though the state’s voters...
article Marijuana Stocks Dropped After Some Troubling News for Canadian Pot Investors
(USA) -- Cannabis-related stocks dropped in after-hours trading Thursday following a report that the U.S. may bar Canadians who invest in the companies from entering the...
article U.S. official: Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban
(Washington D.C.) -- Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S...
article Working group proposal sparks furor
(California) -- Ellie Hoops, a tribal attorney for the office of the Yurok Tribe, said the tribe is asking for a ban on cannabis in the county. Saying the tribe has a...
article Wikwemikong Tribal Police, OPP bust grow-op, net $300K worth of pot
(Ontario) -- In the early morning hours of September 12, members of the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service, in cooperation with the Ontario Provincial Police Tactical...

9/12/2018

article It's the law: No medical marijuana on tribal lands
(Oklahoma) -- While medical marijuana is now legal in Oklahoma, the same rules do not apply on tribal land in the state. A Cherokee Nation official says medical...
article State’s medical marijuana law holds no weight in CN
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana in June, but the law holds no weight in the Cherokee Nation, according to the tribe’s...

9/11/2018

article Big safety testing failure rate for California pot products
(California) -- Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a...

9/10/2018

article Evo Hemp partners with Pine Ridge farmers
(South Dakota) -- Evo Hemp, the Boulder-based company known for its line of hemp bars that are sold in more than 3,000 retailers, including Whole Foods Markets, Kroger,...
article State’s medical marijuana law holds no weight in CN
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana in June, but the law holds no weight in the Cherokee Nation, according to the tribe’s...
article Evo Hemp partners with Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to grow organic hemp
(South Dakota) -- Evo Hemp, known for its line of Hemp Bars that are sold in over 3,000 retailers, including Whole Foods Markets, Kroger, Wegmans and Earth Fare, is...

9/9/2018

article Another Farm Bill Trouble Spot: Ex-Prisoners Growing Hemp
(Washington D.C.) -- Advocates for criminal justice reform hope to convince lawmakers to reject a provision by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate farm...

9/8/2018

article Medical marijuana law shields manufacturing and dispensary applicants' information
(North Dakota) -- As a medical marijuana review panel evaluates applications for medical marijuana dispensaries in Bismarck and Fargo, little is known about the two...

9/7/2018

press release Evo Hemp Partners With Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to Grow Organic Hemp
(South Dakota) -- Evo Hemp, known for its line of Hemp Bars that are sold in over 3,000 retailers, including Whole Foods Markets, Kroger, Wegmans and Earth Fare, has...

9/4/2018

article Tribal Corp. Wants To Axe Medical Marijuana Collective Suit [sub req]
(California) -- A development arm of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel asked a California federal court to nix a medical marijuana collective’s suit over a cannabis...

9/3/2018

article Meet ‘Bongzilla’: 24-foot bong in Las Vegas celebrates cannabis culture
(Las Vegas) -- There are two flights of stairs curling around the head-turning glass bong, all 24 feet of it. There also will be an elevator to ferry people from the...

9/1/2018

article Retail cannabis is new money-maker on the reservation
(Washington) -- The pointy leaf on the sign is red, not green. Workers greet customers at the door with computer tablets to assist and take orders. Three front-row...
article The most populous First Nation in Canada is drafting its own cannabis law
(Ontario) -- Six Nations is drafting its own cannabis law rather than wait for outside governments to impose regulations. “Our main concern is the health and...

8/31/2018

article Oregon pot growers now must notify officials about harvests
(Oregon) -- Before Matthew Miller harvests marijuana this fall from his fields in southern Oregon, he'll have to notify the state for the first time ever — a...

8/28/2018

article Tribal ReLeaf former employees plead not guilty
(New Brunswick) -- Co-accused Gerald Bear and Marie Sappier-Bear pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five cannabis trafficking charges related to a raid on Tribal ReLeaf in...

8/24/2018

article Is marijuana food's next functional ingredient?
(Washington) -- Until recently, mainstream consumer perception of marijuana was largely framed by pop culture references and stigma surrounding drug use. But now that...

8/23/2018

article Symposium to Explore Cannabis and Hemp for Economic Development
(Las Vegas) -- Hemp and cannabis industries are growing exponentially—nationally, globally and across Indian Country. “Tribal hemp growers from the Meskwaki, Lakota,...

8/22/2018

article Letter: Down the drain – addictive products and, sadly, the people – including governments – who consume them
(Washington) -- “One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers...

8/21/2018

press release Tribal Cannabis and Hemp Symposium Focused on Economic Development Coming to Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
(Las Vegas) -- Tribal Cannabis and Hemp Symposium Focused on Economic Development Coming to Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (LAS VEGAS) -- Tribal leaders and tribal...

8/20/2018

article Hemp Project Update: French and Polish plants thriving greater than Czechish
(Washington) -- Differences — some subtle, some obvious — exist in the Colville Tribe's hemp project here in the Swawilla Basin. For instance, one would...

8/12/2018

article Cannabis industry grows as source of campaign funds
(New Mexico) -- If you’re running for public office in New Mexico and need to raise money, there are traditional sources of campaign funds from the business world...
article Tulalip Tribes are latest to join retail marijuana industry
(Washington) -- "This isn't your average neighborhood cannabis store," the Tulalip Tribes said as they prepared to join the marijuana industry. The public...

8/11/2018

article Legal Weed: California Lawmakers Leave Many Marijuana Policies in Suspense
(California) -- California lawmakers returned from summer recess to a busy week of committee hearings. Seventeen cannabis bills had hearings in Sacramento for the week...
article This 23-Year-Old Native American Is Boosting Tribal Cannabiz
(Nevada) -- In a recent article, Entrepreneur introduced three teenage girls who founded a CBD business of their own. However, these adolescent women are not the only...
article Tulalip Tribes opening marijuana store on reservation
(Washington) -- The first Tulalip Tribes retail cannabis store opens Friday. Remedy Tulalip is among the first cannabis dispensaries in the U.S. to open on a reservation...

8/9/2018

article $20 million in profits? Tulalip Tribe open retail cannabis store, Remedy Tulalip
(Washington) -- Jonathan Teeters, the Assistant General Manager of Remedy Tulalip — a new state-of-the-art retail recreational cannabis store, with 70 employees...

8/7/2018

article Yuroks Declare Success In Anti-Cannabis Campaign
(California) -- People growing marijuana illegally in the forest don't care much who owns the forest. So while you hear plenty about illegal grows on federal Forest...
article In MN, Winona’s Hemp Farm Needs a Bit More Help to Grow
(Minnesota) -- Last summer, Native American environmental activist Winona La Duke took to the internet to ask for donations to support an organic hemp farm that she...

7/31/2018

article State Reaches Settlement with St. Croix Tribe on Hemp
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe has reached a settlement with the state's attorney general over its plans to grow hemp. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that...
article Man who sold pot on First Nation faces slew of charges
(Sudbury) -- The man who ran a recreational marijuana operation on Wahnapitae First Nation near Capreol is now facing a host of charges, only some of which are in...

7/30/2018

article Northern Wisconsin tribe reaches settlement over plan to grow hemp for CBD oil
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe has reached a settlement with Wisconsin’s attorney general over its plans to grow hemp to produce cannabidiol, or CBD oil...
article Jeff Sessions: DOJ Won't Back Down On Marijuana Laws
(Washington D.C.) -- At a Boston press conference about a federal sting operation that busted about two dozen people on immigration fraud, reporters went a bit off topic...

7/28/2018

article St. Croix Chippewa Tribe wins agreement over hemp and state jurisdiction
(Wisconsin) -- The state of Wisconsin is promising not to interfere with the St. Croix Chippewa Indians as the tribe moves forward with a hemp and cannabidiol (CBD)...

7/24/2018

article FOX 11 Investigates hemp on tribal lands
(Wisconsin) -- While farmers in Wisconsin can legally grow hemp some Native American tribes say there's uncertainty for them. That uncertainty comes after a raid...

7/23/2018

article Fort Peck Tribal Council disallows medical marijuana
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Tribal Council says tribal members are not allowed to possess marijuana on the reservation, even if they have a state-issued medical marijuana...
article Manitoba aims to boost number of cannabis stores in province
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba wants to make it as convenient as possible for people to buy pot once marijuana is legalized, so the provincial government is taking steps to...

7/22/2018

article Operation Yurok considered a success as no major illegal grows found on tribal lands
(California) -- After four years of aggressively eradicating environmentally destructive cannabis cultivation sites, Operation Yurok has delivered a major victory in the...

7/21/2018

article Tribal law complicates which green card carriers can have medical marijuana on Fort Peck Reservation
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Reservation this week is a case study in the inter-jurisdictional issues that shadow the medical marijuana trade. Lt. Patrick O'Connor of...

7/20/2018

article $7.5M Las Vegas marijuana dispensary expects to open Nov. 1
(Las Vegas) -- Two former Henderson politicians plan to open what they call one of the world’s largest marijuana dispensaries Nov. 1. The plan does not stop with...

7/19/2018

article Drive-through pot shop opens in Auburn; 1st in Washington
(Washington) -- There’s now a faster way to buy marijuana and you don’t even have to get out of your car. Joint River in Auburn is now the first in the state...

7/18/2018

article Medical marijuana still illegal under Cherokee tribal law
(Oklahoma) -- In a story you only saw on 2 Works for You, medical marijuana is still illegal under Cherokee tribal law. "I think it will be good — for the...
article Questions mount on Oklahoma medical marijuana
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma joined the roster in states allowing some form of marijuana legalization with the passage of State Question 788 permitting medical marijuana. In...
article Tribe Opens Marijuana Shop Next To Muckleshoot Casino
(Washington) -- There’s now a faster way to buy marijuana and you don’t even have to get out of your car. Joint River in Auburn is now the first in the state...

7/17/2018

article Cannabis trafficking charges laid against 2 Tribal ReLeaf former employees
(New Brunswick) -- Nine months after the RCMP raided the Tobique First Nation dispensary Tribal ReLeaf, and were blockaded by community members for hours, two people...

7/16/2018

article From casinos to cannabis: how a tiny First Nation forged a big business empire
(North Canada) -- It's a blistering July afternoon at the Edmundston Truck Stop. The air vibrates with the low rumbling of a dozen idling 18-wheelers burning fuel....
article Pot problems: How the first cannabis seed will cross the border remains unclear
(Oklahoma) -- Licensed patients will soon be able to grow cannabis, but how will they get it here? "That's a good question. Apparently, it will show up somehow...
article Native American farmer suing state over marijuana licenses
(Florida) -- A Destin lawyer has sued the Department of Health, saying a medical marijuana license preference for black farmers should include “Native American...

7/15/2018

article Drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Washington state
(Washington) -- Washington state's first drive-thru marijuana dispensary is now open for business. Joint Rivers, located at 2121 Auburn Way S. in Auburn, is open...
article Hemp Legalization Amendment Bans People With Drug Convictions From Hemp Industry
(Washington D.C.) -- A hemp legalization amendment in the 2018 Farm Bill prevents anyone with a felony drug conviction from growing hemp. Some existing hemp...
article World Series of Poker Boots Cannabis Sponsor Blüm from Casino
(Las Vegas) -- When two-time World Series of Poker bracelet-winner Michael Mizrachi signed a six-figure deal with cannabis dispensary Blüm this summer, neither Mizrachi...

7/14/2018

article Winona LaDuke announces her Hemp and Heritage Farm is coming alive
(Minnesota) -- Winona LaDuke has just announced a summer update regarding her "Winona's Hemp and Heritage Farm" dedicated to harvesting and cultivating...
article They worked at Apple, Amazon and Lyft. Now they're working to get you stoned
(California) -- For much of her career, Natasha Pecor followed a path well-worn by tech workers. She built her reputation with her first employer in the industry,...

7/13/2018

article World Series of Poker Boots Cannabis Sponsor Blüm from Casino
(Las Vegas) -- When two-time World Series of Poker bracelet-winner Michael Mizrachi signed a six-figure deal with cannabis dispensary Blüm this summer, neither Mizrachi...

7/11/2018

article State’s first drive-through pot dispensary opens in Auburn
(Washington) -- No one’s blowing smoke, Washington state’s first drive-through pot dispensary has just opened in Auburn. Called Joint Rivers – a play...

7/10/2018

article 'A line in the sand:' Medical industry won't rule out lawsuit on medical marijuana if smokables aren't banned from dispensaries
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health has kept intact proposed limits on the potency of medical marijuana in its most recent iteration of proposed rules...

7/7/2018

article Cannabis seeds a complicated conundrum
(Oklahoma) -- Still weeks before the first cannabis seeds can be planted legally in Oklahoma soil, the state’s fledgling marijuana industry is facing a complicated...

7/5/2018

article Marijuana still illegal on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe land, at powwow
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will be enforcing federal law on its reservation during the tribe’s annual powwow this weekend, meaning, among other...

7/3/2018

article Cannabis seeds facing a complicated conundrum in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Still weeks before the first cannabis seeds can be planted legally in Oklahoma soil, the state’s fledgling marijuana industry is facing a complicated...

6/30/2018

article First Nations poised to challenge Nova Scotia's marijuana monopoly
(Nova Scotia) -- Nova Scotia First Nations appear poised to take on the province's marijuana monopoly — including one Mi'kmaq community that has enlisted...

6/28/2018

article Tribes Remind Citizens Medical Marijuana Is Still Illegal On Tribal Lands
(Oklahoma) -- Indian tribes across Oklahoma are warning citizens and people on tribal lands that medical marijuana is still illegal there.
article Mi'kmaq First Nation wants to partner with Rebagliati to sell pot
(Nova Scotia) -- A Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq community is already talking with entrepreneur Ross Rebagliati about opening a retail cannabis store. “We’re...

6/23/2018

article Kanesatake entrepreneur sets sights on Indigenous cannabis empire
(Quebec) -- If Blake Freeman wanted a showdown with Canada’s cannabis giants, he’d be badly outgunned. As it stands, the legal cannabis industry is dominated...

6/22/2018

article Bill Spurs Buzz on Banking Services to Marijuana Businesses
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal efforts to reduce the restrictions placed on cannabis businesses that operate legally under state law are picking up, with new legislation...

6/20/2018

article One Indigenous group is already capitalizing on the cannabis market
(Ottawa) -- The Senate on Tuesday passed the Cannabis Act, meaning it only needs royal assent to become law, but Indigenous communities will have to wait a little longer...
article Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks
(Ottawa) -- Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way for...

6/19/2018

article Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks
(Canada) -- Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way for...

6/18/2018

article Tribe plants second hemp crop
(Washington) -- Farming hemp is still farming. There are challenges of irrigation, equipment, weather…truly, there are a million things that might trigger Murphy...

6/15/2018

article 'One of the greatest paradoxes': Indigenous communities grapple with the costs and benefits of legal weed
(Ottawa) -- In the heart of Alberta’s oil sands, there’s a new opportunity on the horizon, one that isn’t at the mercy of oil prices and pipeline...

6/13/2018

article Washington’s second hemp year off to slow start
(Washington) -- Washington’s regulated hemp crop this year may consist entirely of 120 acres cultivated by the Colville Confederated Tribes in north-central...

6/12/2018

article Trump will 'probably end up supporting' marijuana bill that helps tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is expressing support for a bipartisan bill that recognizes tribal and state sovereignty over marijuana. As he departed for...

6/10/2018

article Trump Says He'll "Probably" Back New Marijuana Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- The marijuana industry got a major canna-boost with the introduction of a new bipartisan bill and it's probable endorsement by President Trump.

6/9/2018

article Swinomish to open marijuana shop
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is going forward with plans to sell recreational marijuana, Chairman Brian Cladoosby said. He said the tribe is...
article Trump Says He ‘Really’ Supports A Bill That Allows States To Legalize Cannabis
(Washington D.C.) -- While preparing to board Marine One on Friday, President Trump briefly expressed his support for the recently introduced STATES Act, which would...

6/8/2018

article Trump’s Endorsement Of A New Marijuana Bill Is A Real F-You To Jeff Sessions
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump "really" supports new legislation in Congress that would let state marijuana legalization thrive, untouched by the...
article OP/ED: Why hemp? Three reasons why hemp is our future
(North Carolina) -- Hemp, although not marijuana, is often associated with it. Hemp derives from Cannabis Sativa, which also associates with marijuana. However, hemp...

6/7/2018

article Senate votes to pass recreational legalization of pot, amended bill now goes back to House of Commons
(Ottawa) -- Senators have voted to pass the Trudeau government's landmark legislation to lift Canada's 95-year-old prohibition on recreational cannabis by a vote...
article Pot seized near La Jolla Indian Reservation
(California) -- Valley Center Sheriff’s Deputies are working with the Narcotics Task force on a large, illegal pot farm near the La Jolla Indian Reservation...

6/6/2018

article Conservative senator accuses Indigenous senators of 'capitulation' on pot bill
(Ottawa) -- A Conservative senator accused Indigenous senators of "capitulation" on the federal pot bill Wednesday when they shelved plans to table amendments...
article Feds make promises to Aboriginal senators to avert pot bill delay
(Ottawa) -- The Trudeau government has averted a potential confrontation with Indigenous senators that could have delayed the legalization of recreational marijuana. The...
article Tribe issues first marijuana payment to city
(Nevada) -- The city of Yerington reaped its first financial rewards from the Yerington Paiute Tribe’s Pesha’ Numma Dispensary. The tribe gave just over $3,...

6/3/2018

article Oklahoma's medical marijuana law would be first with 'no qualifying conditions'
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma will become a groundbreaking pioneer if voters approve state-sanctioned medical marijuana June 26. It would become the first state to initiate a...

6/1/2018

article 'That's just what came out of the draw': 5 entities win 33% of Sask.'s 51 pot retail permits
(Saskatchewan) -- Although a large amount of permits to sell retail marijuana in Saskatchewan went to a small amount of companies, the government said the random lottery...
article Dene Nation calls on feds to postpone legalizing cannabis for at least 2 years
(Northwest Territories) -- The Dene Nation has asked the Liberal government to postpone legalizing cannabis for at least two years. A resolution to that effect was...
article Nunavut considers its own marijuana law
(Nunavut) -- Nunavut’s legislators are considering drafting a bill that will include rules on how people will be able to buy marijuana once it is legalized.

5/28/2018

article DealRoom: First Mover in the Undervalued Hemp Market
(Quebec) -- The cannabis industry is unquestionably huge and only going to grow from here, but not all players plan to grow in the same direction. The cannabis industry...

5/26/2018

article Cannabis: the new tobacco?
(Canada) -- It’s a 24-hour, seven-day a week business at the Pot Shoppe on Tyendinaga Mohawk territory, east of Belleville, Ont. The small, cabin-like store was...

5/24/2018

article Indigenizing cannabis: quiet revolution grows as more First Nations embrace legalization
(British Columbia) -- Hundreds flocked to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory east of Belleville over the long weekend for the very first Indigenous Cannabis Cup celebrating...
article Yukon First Nations see potential opportunity in cannabis industry
(North Canada) -- Stigma may once have kept First Nations from talking much about cannabis, but as perceptions shift and legalisation approaches, some are wondering...

5/23/2018

article Nevada recreational marijuana sales reach $41M in March
(Las Vegas) -- Move over sagebrush, Nevada may have a new state flower. Recreational marijuana sales topped $41 million in March, the largest since legal sales began...

5/21/2018

article Trans Mountain: Meet the people who live along Canada's most controversial pipeline
(British Columbia) -- There's probably nothing more controversial in Canada right now than Kinder Morgan's plan to expand its 1,000-kilometre Trans Mountain...
article Calif. County Must Face $77M Hemp Seizure Suit, Court Told [sub req]
(California) -- Cannabis Science Inc., American States University and others urged a California federal court Friday not to toss their suit against a California county...

5/15/2018

article OP/ED: Excluding tribes from California pot boom is unjust
(California) -- Native Americans have always lived on the land Californians call home. Where cities and counties now stand, our tribes grew food and medicine —...

5/9/2018

article Humboldt County expands its marijuana industry under new rules
(California) -- When Humboldt County approved its first cannabis industry rules two years ago, the historic occasion was met with a rousing standing ovation in the...
article Indigenous Communities and the Cannabis Act: A Clash of Tradition and Treaties
(Ottawa) -- On Tuesday, May 1, the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples called for the Senate to amend cannabis legalization Bill C-45 to prevent it from...
article Native American talks hemp regulation and genocide
(Vermont) -- Alex White Plume was nervous when he started planting hemp seeds in 2000. His children had come up with the idea. "They're well educated," he...

5/8/2018

article Caesars Entertainment Will Stop Testing Most Employees for Cannabis
(Las Vegas) -- Now that marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use in a majority of U.S. states, some employers are catching up with the times and putting an end...
article Delaying cannabis bill to include Indigenous voices won't change much, says Health Canada
(Ottawa) -- After a Senate committee proposed postponing cannabis legalization so that Indigenous leaders could have a seat at the table, a federal agency on the file...
article Health Canada says delaying pot bill for more Indigenous consultation would leave kids vulnerable
(Canada) -- After a Senate committee proposed postponing cannabis legalization so that Indigenous leaders could have a seat at the table, a federal agency on the file...

5/7/2018

article Caesars no longer screening job applicants for marijuana use
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. has joined the ranks of companies that no longer screen job candidates for marijuana use as a condition of employment. But...
article How legal weed could save American Indian communities
(USA) -- In the United States, legal cannabis is poised to give American Indian tribes an economic injection that could prove vital to their communities. While the...
article Ready to roll: NSLC unveils designs for cannabis stores in Nova Scotia
(Nova Scotia) -- Some Nova Scotia liquor stores will soon be fitted with walled-off cannabis zones in preparation for pot legalization this summer, executives say. One...

5/6/2018

article First Nations take on federal plan for pot legislation
(Ottawa) -- The government's failure to more comprehensively consult with Indigenous groups ahead of the planned marijuana legalization is an example of how the...
article EDITORIAL: No rush to legalize pot
(Toronto) -- Three Senate committees and the Assembly of First Nations have serious concerns with Liberal legislation that proposes to legalize marijuana by July 1.
article Globe editorial: The Senate should stand down on cannabis
(UK) -- Conservative senators have been threatening to slow or even kill the Liberal government’s cannabis legalization bill for months. But with a third reading...
article Getting cannabis licences a 'gruelling' process for Alberta retailers
(Alberta) -- If everything goes according to plan, Daryl Robinson will open his first retail cannabis store in Edmonton this summer. Herbal Headquarters will sell a...

5/4/2018

article More businesses, including Strip casinos, are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers
(Las Vegas) -- FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las...
article 5 Cannabis Products On the Rise
(USA) -- As cannabis becomes more legal, the industry surrounding it continues to expand. Politicians now campaign on a platform of total weed legalization since it'...

5/3/2018

article BONOKOSKI: First Nations to Justin Trudeau: Don't walk on our grass!
(Canada) -- Our prime minister talks a good game but is lousy at playing it. When it comes to our First Nations, Justin Trudeau projects a blood-brother relationship...
article Trudeau vows cannabis will be legal by summer as senators urge delay
(Canada) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday recreational cannabis use will be legal by summer, despite calls from some senators to put off legalization by up...

5/2/2018

article Assembly of First Nations wants provinces, territories to butt out of First Nations pot sales
(Quebec) -- First Nations chiefs on Wednesday called on the federal government to amend its marijuana legalization legislation to prevent provincial regulations from...
article Cannabis as colonialism? N.W.T. woman says government shouldn't 'impose' legalization
(North Canada) -- When Nora Wedzin hears about the federal and territorial governments' plans to legalize cannabis, including in the Northwest Territories, she...
article Senators say Indigenous community not fully consulted on pot bill
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau left the door open Wednesday to a possible delay in enacting the Liberal government's cannabis bill after a report issued...
article Trudeau won't say if Liberals will delay cannabis legalization as Senators consider long list of proposed changes
(Ottawa) -- With a looming June deadline to vote on the federal government’s cannabis bill, Senate committees are recommending a raft of changes to the new law,...
article LaDUKE: The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp
(Minnesota) -- Tribal hemp growers have planted the seeds of a new economy and an innovative and holistic approach to many challenges in our territories. This spring,...

visionary sponsor advertisement

sponsor advertisement