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Marijuana Legalization In Wisconsin 2015: Native American Menominee Tribe To Vote On Medicinal, Recreational Pot For Reservation's Revenue


Members of a Native American tribe in Wisconsin are deciding whether they will grow and sell marijuana to tap into a new revenue stream. About 9,000 Menominee tribesmen will vote Wednesday and Thursday on a referendum that asks if they support either medicinal or recreational marijuana use, or both, on the reservation, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Tribal leaders said additional revenue would be beneficial for the Menominee, which has been searching for ways to boost its sagging economy.

"We're very poor and do not have the luxury of turning our back on any potential revenue sources," Gary Besaw, Menominee tribal chairman, told the Journal Sentinel.


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