Terms of the initial 5-year agreement includes; the design, construction, and development of a 10,000 sq. ft. marijuana grow facility to supply a 15,000 sq. ft. on-site retail recreational marijuana consumption lounge. That lounge will be in the current Family Recreation Center on S. Veterans Avenue. The tribe hopes to officially re-open on or before January 1, 2016. [Moody County Enterprise]The Kul Wicasa Oyate could be the next tribe trapped inside South Dakota to legalize cannabis.
Vice-Chairman Kevin Wright says it's a matter that's crossed the minds of members in the community. “What I gathered from a small group of people is that they want it legalized and they're asking us what we're going to do about it,” said Wright.Read it here.
The Lower Brule Nation has off-reservation property in Fort Pierre where they could test their sovereignty.
Tribes are the 51st State to the US Environmental Protection Agency. It just awarded the Lower Brule $200,000 to clean up contamination in their community.
Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the Oglala Lakota Nation are also mulling cannabis projects.
Legislators and other stakeholders should use my model as a roadmap to legalization to raise revenue for critical infrastructure improvements and teachers' salaries.