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Tribal Leaders Cannabis Symposium

The Santa Ysabel Tribal Enterprise Consulting group, in collaboration with Native Network Consulting and Emerald Enterprise Inc., will co-host the Tribal Leaders Cannabis Symposium, on April 19th and 20th, 2017, at Harrah’s Resort at the Rincon Reservation, located in San Diego County, California.  This information-sharing symposium will be geared towards Tribal government leaders, managers, and economic development representatives to discuss the opportunities, constraints, and evolving dynamics of hemp and cannabis enterprises conducted on Tribal lands. For more information concerning the Tribal Leaders Cannabis Symposium, please visit: http://nativenetworkconsulting.com

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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...

9/13/2017

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

9/9/2017

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

9/3/2017

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

9/2/2017

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

9/1/2017

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

8/30/2017

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

8/27/2017

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

8/26/2017

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

8/25/2017

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

8/24/2017

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

8/23/2017

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

8/21/2017

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

8/18/2017

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

8/17/2017

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

8/16/2017

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

8/15/2017

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

8/13/2017

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

8/10/2017

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

8/9/2017

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

8/7/2017

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

8/6/2017

article First Nations are getting into the marijuana game amid uncertainty in U.S.
(Canada) -- While only a handful of tribes in the United States have successfully entered the marijuana industry, the picture looks a lot different just across the...
press release GB Sciences Joins With Los Coyotes Band Of Cahuilla And Cupeno Indians As It Enters The Gigantic California Cannabis Market
(California) -- GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) is proud to announce an agreement with the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians (Los Coyotes) for the purposes...

8/5/2017

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

8/4/2017

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

8/3/2017

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

8/2/2017

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

8/1/2017

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

7/31/2017

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

7/30/2017

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

7/28/2017

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

7/26/2017

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

7/20/2017

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

7/18/2017

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

7/17/2017

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

7/16/2017

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

7/15/2017

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

7/12/2017

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

7/9/2017

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

7/6/2017

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

7/4/2017

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

7/3/2017

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

6/30/2017

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

6/23/2017

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

6/22/2017

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

6/20/2017

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

6/19/2017

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

6/13/2017

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

6/9/2017

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

6/7/2017

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

6/6/2017

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

6/5/2017

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

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