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Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa tribe plans to grow hemp to turn into medicine

Despite uncertainty over its legality, a Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa tribe is set to start growing hemp to turn into an oil used to treat seizures and other medical conditions.

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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,...

5/1/2018

article AUDIO: Paiute Nu-Wu Dispensary and Encore Casino Looking Up
(Nevada) -- There’s a little-known Native American tribe that exists in downtown Las Vegas on a handful of acres. Rest assured, it’s about to become a lot...
article Senators recommend delaying cannabis bill for a year to address Indigenous issues
(Ottawa) -- Members of the Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee are recommending the Liberal government hold back on legalizing cannabis for up to a year in order...

4/29/2018

article Las Vegas casinos are now required to kick out anyone they think is high
(Las Vegas) -- Legal cannabis will soon be hitting its first anniversary in Nevada. While many people might celebrate their birthday tearing up the Vegas Strip—...

4/24/2018

article No High Rollers Allowed: Stoned Marijuana Users Cannot Gamble In Nevada
(Nevada) -- In the grand scheme of American sin, Nevada is the only state in the nation where both bingo tourists and the truly depraved can literally go for broke. It...
article Medical marijuana devotees say cannabis culture, on display for 4/20, kept their healing quest alive
(Las Vegas) -- Nicholas Baccala, a budtender at Exhale dispensary in Las Vegas, rattled off a number of technical words Friday as he talked to reporters about his...

4/23/2018

article Legal Weed Could Be a Godsend for American Indian Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Twenty-nine dollars and 85 cents. That’s the amount of money on the property tax bill received by Russell and Helen Bryan, a modest sum that...
article Cannabis retailers queue up as city begins accepting applications Tuesday
(Edmonton) -- As the City of Calgary prepares to begin accepting applications for cannabis stores this week, prospective retailers are being encouraged to skip the...

4/21/2018

article The Renaissance of Tribal Hemp
(Indian Country) -- This spring, after gathering on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota and then in Colorado, tribal “hempsters” are...

4/20/2018

article Trump announcement on pot gives relief to cannabis industry
(Las Vegas) -- President Donald Trump’s pledge to protect the marijuana industry where it has been legalized by states created a buzz about the future of the...
article Legal weed tourism: What happens in Vegas? Blaze in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is often described as a debauched Disney World for adults, so if any city's experience with legalizing marijuana could be instructive for...

4/19/2018

article Black and Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada’s weed arrests
(Canada) -- Black and Indigenous men and women have been overrepresented in cannabis possession arrests across Canada in the years since Justin Trudeau became Prime...

4/17/2018

article Stéphane Gayet: Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use
(South Dakota) -- With the emergence of new categories of cannabis such as skunk or superskunk at the end of the 1990's, several studies have shown the risk of...

4/13/2018

article Las Vegas Lights partner with marijuana dispensary
(Las Vegas) -- A new category of sponsorship was sold by a U.S. sports team for the first time on Friday: Team Marijuana Dispensary. The Las Vegas Lights, an expansion...
article Colo. senator: Trump easing up on pot crackdown
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is promising not to challenge states that have legalized marijuana even though they are in conflict with federal law,...

4/11/2018

article Boehner's ‘Bombshell’ Weed Reversal ‘Monumental’ For Marijuana
(Washington D.C.) -- The pot industry panicked when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended the government’s hands-off policy on weed. Today, it can breathe a...

4/10/2018

article Somehow, the Ridiculous War on Hemp Is Still Going On
(California) -- Last summer, sheriff’s officers in San Joaquin County, California, were combing through an area known for illegal grow operations to “...
article Cannabis Legalization Prompts Update of Alberta's Gaming and Liquor Laws
(Alberta) -- Cannabis retailers will be prohibited from suggesting their products are therapeutic or medicinal in their branding, under a proposed update to the Alberta...

4/4/2018

article City prepping for ‘intake rush’ of retail cannabis applications
(Alberta) -- The city of Grande Prairie knows they are at the mercy of the federal government when it comes to legalization but they are trying to be ready for the...
article Tribe Says Cannabis Co.'s $10M Suit Based On Void Contract [sub req]
(Arizona) -- The Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe’s economic development unit alleged in California federal court Tuesday that a cannabis company could not proceed with...

3/30/2018

article Cultivate your ultimate Las Vegas cannabis weekend
(Las Vegas) -- As far as legal cannabis goes, Las Vegas straddles miracle and mirage. Sin City has blossomed into a vertically integrated capital of cultivation,...

3/29/2018

article Nunavut senator to mobilize against cannabis bill unless Inuit issues addressed
(Canada) -- As Inuit elders express concern about the upcoming legalization of cannabis, at least one senator says he won’t rest until Inuit priorities are...

3/27/2018

article WATCH: Governor Murphy addresses access to medical marijuana
(New Jersey) -- Governor Phil Murphy will make an announcement regarding access to medical marijuana 10 a.m. Tuesday. On Monday the governor tweeted "We will expand...
article First Nation marijuana shop empty, shuttered after police presence
(Ontario) -- An illegal pot shop on an Indigenous community southwest of London was mysteriously closed during business hours Tuesday after a heavy police presence was...
article Desert town near Las Vegas sold by company that planned to make it a marijuana mecca
(California) -- Could plans to turn an old California ghost town into a marijuana mecca be going up in smoke? Cannabis technology company American Green, which bought...

3/20/2018

article Here’s What People Had to Say About the County’s Comprehensive New Weed Ordinance, Including the Proposed Cultivation Permit Cap
(California) -- On Monday morning, when Humboldt County Planning and Building Director John Ford presented the Board of Supervisors with a comprehensive new set of...
press release As Humboldt County Supervisors Meet to Talk Cannabis, Karuk/Yurok Tribes Demand Stronger Regulations for the Industry
(California) -- Representatives from the Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, and Friends of the Eel River will attend the next Humboldt County Supervisors’ meeting to demand...

3/19/2018

article As New Jersey moves toward legal weed, federal government stays silent
(New Jersey) -- Days after Gov. Phil Murphy's administration inched closer to making marijuana legal in New Jersey, the federal government's top drug prosecutor...

3/16/2018

article Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11 Number 3
(USA) -- On March 5, 2018, Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee convened briefly to pass a resolution that provides clarity for Nevada gaming licensees regarding the...

3/15/2018

article Mayor Sees A Match With Legal Marijuana And Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey legislature recently began discussions about legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Atlantic City Mayor Frank...

3/13/2018

article Just How Pot-Friendly Will Atlantic City (And The Casinos) Be If NJ Legalizes Marijuana?
(Atlantic City) -- “Going green” could be taking on a new meaning in two casino towns, both of which are of great interest for Frank Gilliam: Atlantic City...

3/12/2018

article Medicine Woman Lizzy Jeff Is the Queen of the Cannabis Renaissance
(California) -- "Let me hit this joint right here." Lizzy Jeff paused, gazing out over the second-floor balcony inside an Arts District loft that smelled of...

3/11/2018

article Nevada’s gaming officials, industry take safe route on marijuana
(Nevada) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval’s Gaming Policy Committee, in record time last week, approved a resolution affirming the state’s stance on the use of...

3/8/2018

article Nevada Casinos Will Be Able To Host Marijuana Conferences, Officials Say
(Nevada) -- Nevada officials are easing up on pot. Thanks to a booming recreational cannabis industry, state tourism and gaming officials have been grappling with the...

3/6/2018

article Nevada Won’t Budge on Its Ban of Cannabis Sales and Use in Casinos
(Nevada) -- At Las Vegas' world famous casino resorts, you can accomplish an entire vacation without ever stepping outside. From hotel suites and full-service...
article 'We can’t let this pass us by': Here's how a Native American tribe in Oregon sees hope with marijuana
(Oregon) -- A weathered marquee near the center of this small Native American reservation perched on the high desert plateaus of central Oregon reads "Every Day Is...
article Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe joins marijuana industry with new store
(Washington) -- The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is joining the marijuana industry. High Point, a retail marijuana outlet, opens to the public on Saturday. The store...
article Native Tribes Assert Sovereignty Over CA Pot Laws
(California) -- Can California Native American tribes grow and sell their own marijuana? Given that Native American tribes are semi-independent nations within the United...

3/5/2018

article Nevada gaming panel: Casinos should stay out of cannabis business
(Nevada) -- It looks as if MJBizCon won’t have to relocate its long-running November show. A Nevada gambling commission unanimously recommended Monday that a...
article Nevada panel likely to keep barrier between gaming, marijuana
(Nevada) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval’s 12-member Gaming Policy Committee is poised to uphold the state’s previously approved stance that licensed gaming companies...
article Gaming commissioners allow casinos to host marijuana conferences without jeopardizing licenses
(Nevada) -- As state agencies wrestle with regulating everything that comes with recreational marijuana, one industry has been very "hands-off." On Monday,...
article Ruling: Marijuana conventions can continue on Nevada casino properties
(Nevada) -- After a unanimous decision, the Gaming Policy Committee has officially approved casino properties to continue hosting marijuana conventions, but buying,...
article Mayor envisions pot-friendly zones in Atlantic City if N.J. legalizes marijuana
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s Assembly has started hearings on whether marijuana should be legalized and sold in retail shops in the Garden State. Many New...
article S’Klallam pot shop to open Saturday
(Washington) -- High Point will open Saturday, but it might be a few months before it reaches its zenith. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s new retail...

3/1/2018

article How Native Americans Are Fighting For Their Rights In The Cannabis Industry
(USA) -- The road to legalizing recreational cannabis use in the United States has been a long and winding one, with plenty of bureaucracy-sized bumps along the way. Not...

2/26/2018

article Anishinaabe Activist, Entrepreneur is Kickstarting a Hemp Production Comeback in Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- “Minnesota used to grow its own clothing,” said northern Minnesota-based Anishinaabe economist, author and environmental activist Winona...

2/25/2018

article Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own
(California) -- American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by...
article What’s smoked in Vegas, stays in Vegas: Sin City airport installs weed bins
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas airport introduced weed disposal boxes so tourists enjoying the state’s legal marijuana don’t smuggle drugs across the border. The...

2/23/2018

article Pot amnesty boxes greet travelers at Las Vegas airport
(Las Vegas) -- Drug-toting travelers now have a place to trash their stash before boarding a flight at McCarran International Airport. Green metal bins have popped up at...

2/22/2018

article St. Croix Tribe sues State over hemp business
(Wisconsin) -- Last week the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. “The St....

2/21/2018

article CARR: Cannabis commission latest coatholder landing spot
(Massachusetts) -- There’s a new hackerama in town — the Cannabis Control Commission. The Weed Commission, for short. Their offices are at 101 Federal Street...

2/19/2018

article Lyon County's first marijuana dispensary opens
(Reno) -- Lyon County’s first marijuana dispensary opened Saturday in Yerington despite the city's frustration at its location. The Yerington Paiute Tribe...

2/18/2018

article Timbisha Shoshone Tribe refutes rumors of marijuana at casino
(California) -- The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe will not engage in "any " marijuana activities at the site of its proposed casino in California, Chairman George...

2/16/2018

article Alberta expects to licence 250 cannabis stores in first year
(Alberta) -- Anyone wanting to sell cannabis products in Alberta will have to undergo mandatory background checks and training, according to provincial guidelines...
article Alberta plans for 250 marijuana stores in province, but nobody can own more than 15% of them
(Alberta) -- Alberta expects to issue 250 licences for cannabis stores in the first year of operation and says anyone who wants to run a weed shop must undergo extensive...

2/14/2018

article How California Is Blocking Native Americans From the Weed Business
(California) -- Like most folks, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel got into the weed business for the money. The 700-member tribe, situated about 45 minutes east of San...

2/12/2018

article St. Croix Tribe sues AG over plans to grow hemp for CBD oil production
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe has filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin argue...
article Tribe sues over hemp, CBD production
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin Indian tribe is suing the state over their ability to grow and produce certain hemp products containing THC. According to court documents...

2/9/2018

article Tribe Says It’s Free From Wisconsin’s Hemp Laws
(Wisconsin) -- The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin sued the state’s attorney general Thursday, arguing state laws regulating hemp and cannabidiol do not...

2/8/2018

article Atlantic City mayor heads to Vegas for fact finding trip on legal marijuana
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam is heading to Las Vegas on Thursday to attend a fact-finding trip to gather information about legalized marijuana in...
article Coachella fights to shut down a second marijuana dispensary claiming to be a church
(California) -- Coachella is trying to stub out a second marijuana church. The east valley city is suing Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) of Orange County, saying...

2/5/2018

press release RavenQuest to Consult Saskatchewan First Nations on Cannabis and Hemp
(Saskatchewan) -- RavenQuest BioMed Inc. (the “Company” or “RavenQuest”) – (CSE:RQB) is proud to announce that it will be working with...

2/4/2018

article White Bear First Nations hoping for marijuana dispensary
(Canada) -- It’s only an idea for now, but the White Bear First Nations hopes it could soon be the home of an on-reserve marijuana dispensary. “We want to be...

1/29/2018

article Raided dispensary owner presents Six Nations pot survey results
(British Columbia) -- A survey of those living on the territory of the Six Nations of the Grand River shows the vast majority of respondents use marijuana daily and more...

1/27/2018

article St. Croix tribe holds hemp symposium
(Wisconsin) -- The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin held a symposium to educate the community about the industrial hemp industry. Last year, the tribe was given...

1/26/2018

article Cannabis Co.'s Tribal-Land Op Suit Moved To State Court [sub req]
(California) -- A California federal judge on Thursday granted a bid to send back to state court a cannabis company’s suit against a corporation owned by the Utu...

1/23/2018

article White Bear First Nations hoping for marijuana dispensary
(Saskatchewan) -- It’s only an idea for now, but the White Bear First Nations hopes it could soon be the home of an on-reserve marijuana dispensary. “We want...

1/22/2018

article BLOG: How This Specialized Consultancy Helps Tribal Communities Seize Opportunity in the Cannabis Industry
(Nevada) -- As tribal communities work to get involved in the cannabis industry, getting to a point where a tribe can license its own businesses and issue its own...

1/17/2018

article First Nation chief says pot dispensary just a 'glorified drug dealer'
(Ontario) -- One step inside the trailer parked in a front yard and you get asked for identification proving you are over 19. You also need to sign up as a patient of...
article Sask. First Nation says it's ready to challenge province's pot jurisdiction
(Saskatchewan) -- Some First Nation communities that were left off Saskatchewan's list of places eligible for a cannabis retail store say they may open stores anyway...
article Agate Dreams & Native American Empowerment in the Cannabis Industry
(Washington) -- When wealthy non-Native Seattleites began building summer homes on the Suquamish reservation in the 1960s, the Suquamish tribe didn’t have the...
article First Nation chief says pot dispensary just a 'glorified drug dealer'
(Ontario) -- One step inside the trailer parked in a front yard and you get asked for identification proving you are over 19. You also need to sign up as a patient of...
article Calif. County Wants Tribe's Suit Over Hemp Seizure Nixed [sub req]
(California) -- California’s San Joaquin County on Tuesday defended its decision to seize $77 million worth of hemp crops from a Native American tribe, a...

1/16/2018

article Here’s What Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Said About the Cole Memo Repeal
(Washington D.C.) -- Ever since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions repealed the Obama-era policies hat shielded state-legal marijuana operators from federal prosecution...
article Sask. First Nation says it's ready to challenge province's pot jurisdiction
(Saskatchewan) -- Some First Nation communities that were left off Saskatchewan's list of places eligible for a cannabis retail store say they may open stores anyway...

1/13/2018

article Is there a place for cannabis in First Nations culture?
(Canada) -- The role of marijuana in First Nations culture was the topic of discussion on Friday's CBC Indigenous panel. Kylo Prince, a former Sixties Scoop adoptee...
article Hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD picks up support of 28 U.S. legislators
(Washington D.C.) -- A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived...

1/11/2018

article First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy
(Ottawa) -- Jeff Hawk said he was sitting in the lounge area of his dispensary chatting with friends early on Tuesday evening when several assault-rifle wielding Six...

1/10/2018

article Status First Nations to remain tax exempt on marijuana sales on reserve land
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan's marijuana legislation was announced earlier this week and the province said in an email that it hasn't made any decision yet...

1/9/2018

article Cannabis Co. Hits Back At Tribal Corp.'s Dismissal Bid [sub req]
(California) -- A cannabis company on Monday urged a California federal judge to reject a bid to toss its suit against a tribal corporation owned by the Utu Utu Gwaitu...

1/8/2018

article First Nations in Saskatchewan question provincial jurisdiction over marijuana sales
(Saskatchewan) -- Three Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan have been approved to apply for a licence to sell marijuana by the province of Saskatchewan following its...

1/7/2018

article Nevada’s Indian tribes deal with the business of selling pot
(Nevada) -- The opening of Nevada's first Tribal-owned marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas may be a harbinger of new business opportunities for many of Nevada's...
article Will a US attorney bust up pot businesses after Jeff Sessions' policy change?
(Washington D.C.) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew legal guidance Thursday that protected recreational marijuana, allowing U.S. attorneys to crack down as they...

1/6/2018

article Ely Shoshone tribe's marijuana dispensary open for business
(Nevada) -- Sitting south of Ely on the way to Las Vegas is a convenience store and truck stop on Ely Shoshone Tribal land. Located there is Tsaa Nesunkwa, a medical...
article Will tribes continue to sell pot?
(Nevada) -- A policy shift that puts federal prosecutors in charge of enforcing marijuana laws could put groups such as Tribal Cannabis Consulting “into a holding...
article Feds’ decision on pot laws may create issues for casinos
(Las Vegas) -- In November, Nevada’s Gaming Policy Committee begged for guidance from the federal government about whether the feds are going to enforce federal...
article Could medical marijuana be at risk following crackdown by Sessions?
(Oregon) -- When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions green-lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form...
article How will Florida’s marijuana industry be affected by the change in federal policies?
(Florida) -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded several Justice Department policies that gave states and deep-pocketed investors the comfort to...

1/5/2018

article War on Weed: AG Jeff Sessions Creates Reefer Madness
(USA) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has caused chaos in the marijuana industry and is forcing those who have made efforts to create legalized businesses in...
article High praise: Pot churches proliferate as states ease access to marijuana
(California) -- Services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord’s Prayer. In between, there is the sacrament. “Breathe deep and blow...

1/4/2018

article Sessions toughens US stance on cannabis use
(USA) -- The US justice department on Thursday promised a “return to the rule of law” as it broke with Obama-era policies on federal enforcement of cannabis...
article Nevada AG evaluating ramifications of DOJ rescinding policy on legal marijuana
(Nevada) -- Nevada officials have responded to the U.S. Department of Justice rescinding of a memorandum regarding enforcement of federal marijuana prohibition. Guidance...

1/3/2018

article S'Klallam Tribe moves closer to marijuana sales
(Washington D.C.) -- The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe could open a marijuana store as early as February after a compact with the state was approved last month by the...

12/28/2017

article First Nations look to grow marijuana industry for economic highs
(British Columbia) -- Canada's marijuana industry is expanding rapidly and some First Nations are looking to cash in on the emerging economic opportunities. Phil...

12/22/2017

article At 'pot churches,' marijuana is the sacrament
(California) -- Services at the Coachella Valley Church begin and end with the Lord’s Prayer. In between, there is the sacrament. “Breathe deep and blow...

12/17/2017

article Medical marijuana production facility planned for Corner Brook
(Ottawa) -- If everything goes according to plan Corner Brook will soon see a medical marijuana production facility. BeeHighve Inc. announced its plan to become a...

12/16/2017

article Jeff Sessions Isn’t Giving up on Weed. He’s Doubling Down.
(Washington D.C.) -- A year ago, when president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were...

12/15/2017

article 'Foolish not to': Manitoba First Nations want in on legal pot sales
(Manitoba) -- Three Manitoba First Nations are joining forces to help establish a cannabis distribution network in the province. Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Long Plain First...
article Cannabis stores to be built on Manitoba First Nations lands
(Manitoba) -- Three Manitoba First Nations are joining forces to help establish a cannabis distribution network in the province. Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Long Plain First...
article First Nations apply to sell marijuana at Winnipeg locations
(Manitoba) -- Three Manitoba First Nations outlined plans on Friday that could see retail cannabis locations open on treaty land, including locations in downtown...
article Canadian Reporting Issuers with U.S.-Related Cannabis Activities
(Ottawa) -- The House of Commons has passed the third reading related to the Cannabis Act (the “Act”). Scheduled to come into force no later than July 2018 (subject to...

12/13/2017

article First Nations say they weren't consulted on legalized cannabis plan
(Sudbury) -- When cannabis becomes legal next July, only people 19 years of age and older in Ontario will be able to buy it at government-run retailers. That's the...
article Medicinal cannabis works for patient with Native American heritage
(California) -- With two blown knees and inflamed sweat glands, Doretta Kirk just wants relief — but naturally. At age 5, a bicycle accident damaged the nerves in...

12/2/2017

article Nevada gambling leaders grapple with pot's future in casinos
(Nevada) -- A committee exploring the effects of recreational marijuana on Nevada's gambling industry is wrestling with how the state's casinos might deal with...

11/30/2017

article Nevada casinos set sportsbook record, seek marijuana clarity
(Nevada) -- 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...
article Company to sell cannabis dog treats
(Florida) -- A company in Canada's marijuana industry is planning to sell edibles -- for your dog. True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. is working on adding dog...

11/29/2017

article Nevada gaming leaders to revisit issue of pot conventions
(Nevada) -- The Gaming Policy Committee will reconvene early next year to discuss if and how casino companies can host conventions and trade shows about marijuana...
article ‘A problem and a dilemma:’ Nevada gaming committee tussles on marijuana’s future in casinos
(Nevada) -- Gov. Brian Sandoval’s committee to determine marijuana’s future on Nevada gaming properties finished its meeting today without a formal decision...
article Benny Tso, Chairman, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe
(Las Vegas) -- Having originally planned for a medical marijuana dispensary along with a cultivation and production facility, Las Vegas Paiute tribe chairman Benny Tso...

11/28/2017

article McGee: California agency attacks tribal sovereignty with marijuana rules
(California) -- On November 16, 2017, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), a newly created regulatory body within the California state government, released a set of...

11/27/2017

article Marijuana in Casinos? Nevada Gaming Policy Committee to Review Position
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee is about to do something that marijuana users are known for: waste time.

11/25/2017

article Gaming Policy panel to look at recreational marijuana
(Nevada) -- The state Gaming Policy Committee is going to pot this week as top gaming policymakers, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, will discuss whether there’s a...
article Rural California struggles with pot grows as legalization looms
(California) -- The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff’s deputies swooped in with guns drawn...

11/24/2017

article Week in Weed: Hemp Growing on the Rise, Home Grows Trending, and Cannabis Strains Protected
(Internet) -- Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Hopefully you enjoyed a tasty meal yesterday, and if you spent time with relatives, that you were able to cope without pulling...

11/21/2017

article Tribe's Marijuana Consultant Pays Fine, Court Costs
(South Dakota) -- A consultant charged after he worked with a Native American tribe on its plans to open the nation's first marijuana resort will have his case...

11/19/2017

article Calif. officials crack down on churches selling marijuana
(California) -- California authorities this month are moving to close several churches that have been selling marijuana. At the Citadel Church of La Puente in La Puente...

11/18/2017

article Proposed marijuana rules don't address concerns of Kahnawake Mohawks
(Quebec) -- Quebec's bill to set out rules for legal marijuana distribution and consumption does little to soothe concerns in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake about...

11/14/2017

article Tribe ushers in Nevada's first drive-thru pot dispensary
(Nevada) -- A drive-thru pot dispensary has just opened on tribal land near Las Vegas. The Paiute Nation opened the largest marijuana dispensary in the state of Nevada...

11/13/2017

article Paiute Tribe Opens First Cannabis Drive-Thru in Vegas
(Nevada) -- Las Vegas, Nevada’s Nu Wu Cannabis Marketplace has opened the city’s first drive-thru retail location less than a month after the Paiute Tribe...

11/12/2017

article Recreational pot dispensary offers drive-thru in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A recreational marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas has opened a drive-thru window. The ownership team tells the Las Vegas Sun the fast food-style drive-thru...

11/11/2017

article Paiute tribe ushers in drive-thru pot
(Las Vegas) -- We waited. And waited. And waited, until Clover Marquinn pulled up and made marijuana news. “You're the first one,” said the voice behind...

11/10/2017

article Pot Dispensary in Wahnapitae Raises Concerns
(Ontario) -- A First Nation medicinal marijuana dispensary which opened in September is drawing the ire of the federal government. Located on the Wahnapitae First Nation...

11/9/2017

article Is the Elko Indian Colony ready for big business?
(Nevada) -- Tribal disputes, a court system divided between three states, and a lapsed liquor license are problems currently plaguing the Elko Indian Colony at a time...

11/3/2017

article Navajo County judge declares cannabis extract illegal
(Arizona) -- Once again, the Arizona courts have it out for medical marijuana patients. In a curious case of cannabis concentrates, Navajo County Superior Court Judge...

11/2/2017

article Marijuana In Casinos? Not Until Federal Law Changes, Vegas Congresswoman Says
(Nevada) -- Congresswoman Dina Titus voted for the marijuana legalization measure on Nevada's ballot a year ago. Since then, she has been fighting on Capitol Hill to...

10/31/2017

article Native American tribe opens huge pot store near Fremont Street in Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- Las Vegas’ newest retailer of recreational marijuana is also by far one of the biggest. Guests to the sprawling, 10,000-square-foot store are greeted...

10/30/2017

article Tribal group sues San Joaquin County over hemp grow
(California) -- A Nevada-based tribe is suing the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors, as well as the county's counsel and the Drug Enforcement Agency, over the...
article Colville Tribe’s first hemp harvest is a success, official say
(Washington) -- With the first year crop, the Colville Tribes’ hemp research project was to see how it would grow on the reservation, Colville Tribes’...

10/27/2017

article Elko Band To Hear Business Plan Of Dispensary Casino
(Nevada) -- Elko Band Council members approved a motion to get more information about the two businesses trying to bring a marijuana dispensary and casino to the Elko...

10/26/2017

article Elko Band votes to seek more info on pot proposals
(Nevada) -- Elko Band Council members approved a motion to get more information about the two businesses seeking to bring a marijuana establishment to the Elko Indian...

10/25/2017

article City to ban marijuana establishments
(Nevada) -- City council members passed a motion Tuesday that is expected to lead to a zoning ban on recreational and medical marijuana establishments within Elko city...
article Tribal elder OK with marijuana dispensary
(Nevada) -- Former Te-Moak Tribal Chairman Felix Ike says he won’t stand in the way of a proposed marijuana dispensary and possible casino on tribal land, but he...

10/24/2017

article Te-Moak Tribe plans vote on casino and marijuana facility on Elko Band Colony
(Nevada) -- The Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone is interested in operating a casino and marijuana dispensary in Nevada. The business would be located on the Elko...
article Tribal pot shop looking to add drive-thru window
(Las Vegas) -- Nuwu Cannabis near Main and Washington is the first retail marijuana dispensary on tribal lands in Nevada. Owned by the Las Vegas Pauite Tribe, tribal...

10/23/2017

article Tribe delays pot vote until Wednesday
(Nevada) -- A vote to approve a marijuana dispensary and casino in the Elko Indian Colony was postponed until Wednesday after presentations and some heated discussions...
article Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa tribe plans to grow hemp to turn into medicine
(Wisconsin) -- Despite uncertainty over its legality, a Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa tribe is set to start growing hemp to turn into an oil used to treat seizures and...
article St. Croix Chippewa Ready To Grow Hemp In Northern Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- A northern Wisconsin tribe is planning to grow hemp with the intent to produce cannabinoid or CBD oil. Hemp production is illegal in the state although a...
article St. Croix Chippewa ready to grow hemp in Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin tribe is set to grow hemp in hopes of extracting oil from the plant that could help treat seizures and other health problems, despite...

10/22/2017

article Mohawk firm poised to grow medical marijuana for Canada
(Canada) -- A Mohawk-owned company is nearly ready to start growing and selling medical marijuana in Canada. Seven Leaf is retrofitting an old water bottling plant on...

10/20/2017

article Band council to vote on marijuana business in Elko colony
(Nevada) -- A proposed medical marijuana business could be approved by the Elko Band Council Sunday, on the heels of recent actions by county commissioners and the city...
article Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Opens the “Largest Marijuana Store on the Planet”
(Las Vegas) -- On Monday, October 16, 2017, the Las Vegau Paiute Tribe opened the NuWu Cannabis Marketplace. The new retail establishment is being marketed as the...
article You can’t sell pot in Coachella. But two 'churches' say cannabis is their holy sacrament
(California) -- The corner of Harrison and Cairo streets in Coachella is a hot spot for pot. On the north side of Cairo, there's Mien Tao Church of Health, Body and...

10/18/2017

article This is how Big Weed charmed Alberta’s liquor stores
(Alberta) -- Two years ago, Alberta’s association of liquor stores wasn’t keen on weed. Many board members had negative perceptions of the drug and never...

10/17/2017

article Mashpee Town Meeting Approves Pot Shop Moratorium
(Massachusetts) -- A moratorium on the establishment of recreational marijuana retail stores easily passed at Mashpee Town Meeting Monday night. The final vote was 219-...

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...

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