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Medicinal cannabis reduces pain and need for opiate painkillers among cancer patients

Tribal lands could be the next frontier for the marijuana industry in Nevada.

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Could Nevada's tribal lands be the next marijuana frontier? - Cannabis News

Tribal lands could be the next frontier for the marijuana industry in Nevada.

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South Dakota court rejects cannabis initiative on narrow constitutional grounds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- On a patch of tribal land in western New Mexico, a company plans to build a $160 million state-of-the-art greenhouse for researching and growing medicinal plants, including marijuana.

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Colorado, Illinois Report Record-Breaking Cannabis Sales

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.

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3 Reasons Why Cannabis Is a Powerful Superfood

The symposium is targeted at tribal leaders, regulators, attorneys, investors, and anyone wanting to know more about the new economic opportunity for Indian country.

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‘Zero tolerance’ warning over medicinal cannabis

Every part of the hemp plant has great market value‒the seeds, stalks, leaves and hurd (the woody core of the stalk). Traditionally, Natives used hemp to make medicinal salve, fishing nets and clothing.

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Social Life Network appoints D. Scott Karnedy as Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Oregon Warm Springs tribe approves pot sales project – Marijuana News

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs stand in line Thursday, Dec. 17, waiting to vote on a cannabis cultivation referendum. Image via Jefferson Public Radio

PORTLAND — 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.

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Federal raids cool tribal excitement over potential marijuana profits – Marijuana News

Elevation, a recreational marijuana shop on the Squaxin Island Indian Reservation in Washington, opened in November. Image: Island Enterprises, Inc. via Journal Sentinel

Nothing kills a buzz like the sight of federal agents seizing tens of thousands of marijuana plants from a tribe's reservation.

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Omaha Tribe interested in pursuing growing, selling of marijuana to boost economy – Marijuana News

About an hour and half north of the metro, the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska sits on 300 square miles of reservation land stretching into Iowa's Monona County.

"We need jobs," Daniel Webster said, who lives on the reservation.

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Marijuana gets the farm-to-fork foodie treatment in Sacramento – Cannabis News

Consultant Jonathan Hunt checks seedlings growing in the marijuana growing facility on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in September. AP Photo: Jay Pickthorn

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states.

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DEA Raid on Tribe's Cannabis Crop Infuriates and Confuses Reformers

Flag of the Menominee Nation. Image: Xasartha via Wikimedia Commons

Steven Nelson ~ U.S. News & World Report ~

Authorities claim the plants were marijuana, not hemp – but evidence is lacking.

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Greece Hopes Its Economy Can Get High From Medical Weed - Cannabis News

Anthony Rivera. Image: CannaNative via Bloomberg.com
 
A possible end to the era of $20,000 of cash stuffed into bags.
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Can Using Marijuana Help Lower My Cholesterol? - Cannabis News

Marijuana plants grow in the new germinating facility on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in Flandreau, S.D. AP Photo: Jay Pickthorn
 
FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota.
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California Marijuana Growers Reel From Cannabis Farms Consumed By Wildfires

Billy Nicholas, chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. 2007 Associated Press file photo via Portland Press Herald
Whit Richardson ~ Portland Press Herald ~
 
A Passamaquoddy leader says a letter of intent with a Colorado consultant is about hemp production, but that could change, and legal gray areas abound.
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Veterans plea to Texas lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana – Cannabis News

Tribal council leaders, parents and youth are concerned about the impact that legalizing marijuana could have on communities in the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Image: Kelcie Johnson/News21

Lex Talamo, News21 ~ via OklahomaWatch.org ~

Participating in the marijuana industry may have risks for Native American tribes, like losing federal funding.
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