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Lankford proposal would strip federal funds from tribes growing pot


WASHINGTON — Sen. James Lankford proposed Thursday that Indian tribes cultivating or selling marijuana on their lands be stripped of federal funds.

Lankford, R-Okla., said he introduced his bill after hearing testimony in the Indian Affairs Committee about the toll drugs have taken in Indian country. His bill was assigned to the committee.

“The Native American community experiences the highest drug-induced death rate in the country,” Lankford said.


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