Tribal leaders from California and Washington state believe that the marijuana industry could reap massive economic and health benefits for their communities.

As cannabis legalization unfurls across the United States, a number of Native American tribes are looking to the plant as an economic boon to help their struggling communities.

Last week, tribal leaders from California and Washington state met to discuss allowing their lands to be used for pot businesses.

According to USA Today, In attendance were members from the National Indian Gaming Association, several of whom were calling on tribes to welcome the cannabis industry onto their lands.

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Tyler Koslow ~ MerryJane.com

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