Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tribal nation trapped in Nevada enters cannabis industry

Update, 1150 MST: action on bill legalizing cannabidiol (CBD) has been deferred until Thursday. A summary of testimony is posted here. Thank you to Jenifer Jones of Bill Janklow's idea of public radio.

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At this hour South Dakota's attorney general is droning on in the Statehouse today during testimony on Senate Bill 171 while tribes in other states are moving forward with cannabis compacts.
The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe of Nevada is joining the medical marijuana industry. The tribe broke ground on a medical dispensary on its reservation in downtown Las Vegas and a separate facility on its reservation northwest of the city. The $5 million project will be completed within six to nine months, Chairman Benny Tso said. In Nevada, medical marijuana dispensaries are legal for certified patients.
Read it here.

There is no money for South Dakota education in medical or industrial cannabis and no video lootery revenue goes to the state's tribes.

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation is moving forward with their plans to revive their cannabis operation after members of South Dakota's extremist legislature said they don't want reservations to thrive.

Cannabis is no longer listed as a gateway drug on the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) website.

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