tribes

  1. Ron Strider

    NV: Will Native Americans Take Over The Cannabis Industry

    Entering the Las Vegas Paiute reservation, you soon pass the Smoke Shop, a cigar and tobacco retail store that reportedly brings in nearly nine-tenths of the tribe's (paltry) revenue. From the shabby homes here, you can see the gaudy signs of the palatial casinos that line the Vegas Strip just...
  2. Ron Strider

    California Tribes Form Cannabis Association

    The newly formed California Native American Cannabis Association is asking Gov. Jerry Brown to begin government-to-government consultations with tribes to ensure that cannabis regulations include specific language to respect tribal sovereignty and the right to self-regulate. The law governing...
  3. Ron Strider

    Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market

    An increasing number of Native American tribes are looking to the marijuana business to break the poverty on reservations, but they are treading quietly over uncertainties in federal policy, which could shift under President Donald Trump. Cannabis is big business in states that have...
  4. Ron Strider

    WA: Just For The Hemp Of It

    Below the shrub-steppe hills that hug the southern border of the Colville Reservation, situated between golden fields of grain, 60 acres of bright green hemp plants fan their leaves to collect sunlight along the Columbia River. The cannabis plants, unlike their cousin strains sold for...
  5. Ron Strider

    Native American Marijuana Hits Nevada, And It's Tax Free

    A tribal Cannabis consulting firm in Nevada has helped arrange key compacts with Native American tribes. Tribal Cannabis Consulting (TCC) is a national consulting firm specializing in Native American cannabis policy. It successfully established the first cannabis compacts between the Nevada...
  6. Ron Strider

    WA: Tribes Launch Hemp Project

    The Colville Confederated Tribes have gone into hemp production. The Tribes planted a 60-acre project on July 9th and plans to research the marketability of hemp seed and fiber products. The Colville's are believed to be one of the first Native American Tribes in the U.S. to cultivate hemp...
  7. Ron Strider

    Pot Casino? Native American Tribe Sparks Marijuana Business -- Tax Free

    With medical marijuana legal in most states and recreational marijuana in a growing number, there is still much talk about taxing the profits. Some fear that the industry will be taxed to death, and that the continuing federal tax problems of section 280E of the tax code, the industry faces a...
  8. Ron Strider

    Nevada Tribes A Step Closer To Legally Growing, Selling Marijuana

    Native American tribal governments in Nevada will now be able to negotiate directly with the governor's office on marijuana, thanks to legislation passed Friday. Senate Bill 375, which opens the door for legal negotiations on the use and sale of medical marijuana on tribal lands, also allows...
  9. Ron Strider

    More Than 100 Native American Tribes Consider Growing Marijuana

    More than 100 Native American tribes have reached out to FoxBarry Farms, a management firm building the nation's first marijuana facility on tribal land, over the past month to express interest in the cannabis industry. FoxBarry CEO Barry Brautman, whose company also works with tribes to...
  10. Ron Strider

    Las Vegas Paiutes' Newest Venture: Medical Marijuana

    The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe already runs a smoke shop downtown and a golf course in the northwest valley. Now a third business venture – in medical marijuana – is on the horizon. If construction goes as planned, the federally-recognized tribe will open two medical marijuana dispensaries and a...
  11. Ron Strider

    Could Nevada's Tribal Lands Be The Next Marijuana Frontier?

    Tribal lands could be the next frontier for the marijuana industry in Nevada. From across the state, tribal leaders appeared at the Nevada Legislature last week to advocate for a bill that would enable tribes to enter into state compacts allowing the medical and recreational marijuana industry...
  12. Ron Strider

    WA: Indian Tribes Fear Trump Will Be A Buzzkill For Their Marijuana Business

    When the Yakama Nation announced in 2013 that it had no interest in selling pot, its chairman said the tribe had "a long and unpleasant history with marijuana, just as we have had with alcohol." But other tribes are raring to gain a foothold in the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry - and...
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    NV: 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...
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    Will Marijuana Be A Bigger, Better Industry For Native Americans Than Casinos?

    Native American tribes are looking toward cannabis as their next big industry now that the green rush is here to stay. California company CannaNative is partnering or consulting with hundreds of tribes across Indian Country, including the Navajo Nation - the largest federally recognized tribe -...
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    Hemp May Be Next Gold Mine For Native American Tribes

    Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same. Under U.S. law, hemp - which comes from the same family of plants that produce marijuana - can be...
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    CA: Tribes Advised To Tread Cautiously On Marijuana

    This summer, the Big Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians - headquartered along the shores of Clear Lake in Northern California - did something rare. Its chairman signed a memo of understanding with a Colorado-based company for the possible "cultivation, research, manufacturing and distribution...
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    Inside The Company Helping Native Americans Grow Cannabis

    North of Las Vegas' bustling, fluorescent Strip sits the Paiute Nation tribe. Like many other Native American tribes across the United States, they've suffered from and struggled with poverty, depression, and alcoholism. With dwindling numbers - only 56 adult members currently remain as a result...
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    Cannabis On Tribal Land A '50/50' Gamble For Native Americans In Washington

    Among the lofty pines of timber country across the street from the Little Creek Casino on State Highway 108, the first tribal-owned-and-operated recreational cannabis store in the US is open for business. Customers flow into the nondescript cabin storefront, on the Squaxin Island tribe's...
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    Marijuana Facility To Be Built On Oregon Reservation

    Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have approved a plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on their reservation in central Oregon and sell it at tribe-owned stores outside the reservation. The vote comes a year after a U.S. Department of Justice policy indicated tribes...
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    Oregon Tribe Approves Plan To Grow And Sell Marijuana

    Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have approved a plan to build a facility to grow marijuana on their reservation in central Oregon and sell it at tribe-owned stores outside the reservation. The vote comes a year after a U.S. Department of Justice policy indicated tribes...