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Prairie Island Indian Community opening cannabis dispensary this summer

The Prairie Island Indian Community plans to open a cannabis dispensary this summer in Goodhue County, bringing legal marijuana sales closer than ever before to the Twin Cities.

Island Peži, as the shop will be known, will open near Treasure Island Casino next to the Dakota Station convenience store in Welch. Peži, pronounced "pay-zhee," is a Dakota word for "grass."

"Island Peži is a step forward in our efforts to diversify our economy and strengthen our tribe's long-term financial sovereignty," Prairie Island Tribal Council President Grant Johnson said in a statement. "We're excited to be among the first to enter the cannabis market and create new opportunities for the future of our tribe."


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