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DOJ Says Indian Tribes Can Grow and Sell Marijuana

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posted on Dec, 12 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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The U.S. department of Justice has apparently said that Native American Tribes can grow and sell MJ as long as they adhere to Federal conditions like some States do.

Interesting.

Could open up some very controversial scenarios.

DOJ Says Indian Tribes Can Grow and Sell Marijuana




Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

Some advocates said the announcement could open new markets across the country and give rise to a rich new business on reservations, not unlike the advent of casino gambling. Others said it was too early to tell; many tribes oppose legalization, and only a handful of tribes have expressed any interest in the marijuana business.





posted on Dec, 12 2014 @ 08:11 PM
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I'm 1/16th Native American!

I just need 15 more people that are 1/16th, then we can start a tribe and begin growing... Who's coming with me!?!?

I promise that makes complete sense



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I've been wanting to live on a reservation forever, now I have so much more reason to do so.

I'm surprised how inactive this thread is!!



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 02:50 PM
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My sister lives on the res here. Might have to let her know of this news..



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen




Interesting.

Could open up some very controversial scenarios.


Like what? I can't think of any real problems with this?



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

why would it not be legal? arent reservations free to set their own laws for with in their borders as sovereign nations. i mean they can have peyote for religious reasons so why not let them decide if they want pot or not?



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 03:22 PM
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It is funny to me that the gov't can legalize it for one group of people, and still leave it illegal for the rest of the masses. I think that is a form of discrimination. I wonder what the feds got out of this? Agreements like this usually have 2 ends to the deal. I think it should be legalized for ALL who follow the laws where it is legalized. I could see some Supreme Court cases arising from this ruling by DOJ...



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Interesting.

Could open up some very controversial scenarios.



originally posted by: windword

Like what? I can't think of any real problems with this?



I'm sure somebody will scratch the surface soon enough.

I wonder how this could affect the illegal trades and smuggling.

Maybe you could think deeper.




posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
a reply to: xuenchen

why would it not be legal? arent reservations free to set their own laws for with in their borders as sovereign nations. i mean they can have peyote for religious reasons so why not let them decide if they want pot or not?


Good question.

Why has it taken so long?




posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen





a reply to: xuenchen

Interesting.

Could open up some very controversial scenarios.



originally posted by: windword

Like what? I can't think of any real problems with this?



I'm sure somebody will scratch the surface soon enough.

I wonder how this could affect the illegal trades and smuggling.

Maybe you could think deeper.



I think the whole idea of legalizing pot is to adversely affect the illegal smuggling cartels anyway. Are you implying that the reservations are somehow complicit in, or are helping to hold back the illegal marijuana trade now?



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 04:16 PM
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dont know this surprises anyone.
indian reservations have been legally selling peyote rings for the longest time
dont see why this would be any different



posted on Dec, 13 2014 @ 04:34 PM
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originally posted by: windword

originally posted by: xuenchen





a reply to: xuenchen

Interesting.

Could open up some very controversial scenarios.



originally posted by: windword

Like what? I can't think of any real problems with this?



I'm sure somebody will scratch the surface soon enough.

I wonder how this could affect the illegal trades and smuggling.

Maybe you could think deeper.



I think the whole idea of legalizing pot is to adversely affect the illegal smuggling cartels anyway. Are you implying that the reservations are somehow complicit in, or are helping to hold back the illegal marijuana trade now?



Interesting concept.

I wonder how that could be used to replace the volume.



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