Minnesota briefs: White Earth Nation voters legalize medical marijuana
August 24, 2020
White Earth Nation voters approved a measure last week to legalize the production, regulation and distribution of medical marijuana within the northwestern Minnesota reservation.
The measure allows the Tribal Council to create its own rules governing medical cannabis on the reservation that wouldn’t be subject to Minnesota’s medical marijuana laws, which are considered among the most restrictive in the nation.
In May, the Red Lake Nation became the first reservation in the state to allow cannabis cultivation and production for medical use.
The White Earth Reservation is Minnesota’s largest. The vote was 994-150 in favor.