Native American Tribes

This map is amazing. It was done by Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee, and it maps the Native American Nations as of 1491. For more on this go to http://bit.ly/1JQe0BG
This map was done by Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee. It is of the Native American Nations as of 1491.                                                              For more on this go to http://bit.ly/1JQe0BG

Governor Inslee signed HB 2000 into law earlier this month. We wrote about it before. In short, it authorizes the governor to enter into compacts

In October 2014, the federal government announced that (if done correctly) Native American Tribes are free to legalize, cultivate, manufacture, and distribute cannabis on tribal lands without federal intervention. As we wrote in Tribes And Cannabis: This Will be Big, the Feds are giving the impression that they will no longer prosecute federal laws

Marijuana Green RushThe “gold rush mentality” is rampant in the marijuana industry, with too many people racing into cannabis believing it will be the second coming of gaming. Many of these people are uninformed, unprepared, undercapitalized, and sometimes even delusional about the cannabis industry. Pioneering is not the same as profiting and everyone involved with marijuana

The nation’s first ever Tribal Marijuana Conference will be taking place tomorrow — this Friday, February 27 at the Tulalip Resort Casino, just North of Seattle. We are expecting around 400 people from around 35 states and representing around 75 tribes. There will also be a large contingent of national reporters covering the event. 

Just last week — on the heels of the Cromnibus defunding enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states with medical marijuana programs — the federal government announced that Native American Tribes are free to legalize, cultivate, manufacture, and distribute cannabis on tribal lands without federal intervention. Though many tribes have no interest in getting into

A couple of days ago, The New York Times quoted one of our cannabis business lawyers, Hilary Bricken, in an article entitled, Providers of Medical Marijuana Face New Fears. The article was on Washington State’s efforts to greatly restrict (perhaps even kill) the medical marijuana collective garden system in favor of a recreational marijuana only regime and Hilary was quoted on that issue:

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