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CBC approves legalization of small amounts of marijuana


In today’s special session, Oct. 1, the Colville Business Council vote to approve an amendment of the Colville Tribal Code that legalizes small amounts of marijuana on the reservation, a change intended to match Washington State’s current law.

CBC discussed the amendment in Law and Justice Committee, Sept. 23, voting to move a recommendation forward for the final vote.

Previously, the proposed amendment had been published for a 90-day comment period before CBC opted to put forth a referendum vote to the tribal membership. The vote passed by a measure of approximately 55 percent voting yes and 45 percent voting no.


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