Bill addresses marijuana in Indian Country


PINE RIDGE— Across Indian Country there are lingering questions regarding the potential federal response to the possibility of tribal governments legalizing marijuana. A new bill introduced in to the House of Representatives by Rep. Mark Pocan could potentially alleviate some of the fears of tribes looking to enter the industry.

While states like Washington and Colorado have reaped millions of dollars in tax revenue from the legalization of marijuana, some of the poorest communities in the nation have been denied those same opportunities by federal authorities.


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