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Will tribes profit from legal recreational marijuana?


ELKO – Whether Nevada tribal councils will venture into the realm of selling recreational marijuana is up for question. Although many in the tribal communities argue that getting involved in the legal pot industry is against tribal values, many modern Native American leaders are poised and ready grab the goose with the golden egg.

One Nevada tribe has already geared up to get involved in the medical marijuana business and there’s no telling what the future will hold for Native Americans and pot.

In late 2014 the U.S. Department of Justice put out a memo that allowed American Indian tribes to jump into the marijuana industry by growing and selling the drug on sovereign lands.


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