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Ho-Chunk members vote to change rules on marijuana on tribal lands

 


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation has voted to change the rules on using marijuana on its tribal lands.

Ho-Chunk announced Saturday that its General Council voted to reverse a policy that made the use and sale of marijuana on tribal lands illegal. 63 percent of members voted in favor, 34 percent voted against and three percent abstained from the vote.

This comes about a month after the Menominee Indian Tribe voted to legalize medicinal and recreational use of marijuana on its reservation.

Officials tell 27 News that this ruling does not make the use and sale of marijuana legal yet on their tribal lands, and that officials and attorneys will be researching the implications of changing the ban.

Ho-Chunk says all branches of its government will begin to determine how to move forward with details and will make announcements in the coming weeks.

http://www.wkow.com/story/30070623/2015/09/19/ho-chunk-members-vote-to-allow-marijuana-on-tribal-lands

 

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