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.
Our all-star cast of speakers, tribal leaders, public policy experts, and leading tribal and cannabis lawyers from both the public sector and the private sector will be discussing the legalization of marijuana in Indian tribal jurisdictions. Needless to say, if you are interested in tribal marijuana, this will also be a critical event for networking.
The Tribal Marijuana Conference Brochure contains the complete agenda, along with the full list of speakers and their biographies.
There is still time to purchase tickets to this event through Eventbrite.com or at the door (via credit card or cash only). If you have any further questions please contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Saturday morning following the conference, there will be a meeting for conference participants to discuss forming a Tribal Cannabis Association.
If you want to read more about the conference and some of the issues related to it., please check out some of the articles that have been written on it (so far) below:
- Groundbreaking Conference to Discuss Legalizing Marijuana in Indian Country (Indian Country Today)
- Native American Tribes and the Future of Marijuana (Atlantic Magazine’s CityLab)
- Casinos to cannabis: Native Americans move into pot business (Reuters)
- Federal Tribal Marijuana Memo Isn’t Just Blowing Smoke (Above the Law)
- Native Americans Pow-Wow Over Pot (Seattle Weekly)
- Native American nations explore selling marijuana on territories (WGRZ TV)
- Seneca lawyer sponsors conference to tap into legal marijuana sales (Buffalo News)
- Lawmakers want to work with tribes on regulations for legal pot (Yakima Herald)
- Attend the First Ever Tribal Marijuana Conference (The Weed Blog)
- Tribal Leaders to Discuss Formation of Tribal Cannabis Association (Indian Country Today)
- Lummi Nation leader announces meeting to discuss marijuana (Indianz.com)
UPDATE: Last we checked, the Tulalip Resort was extremely low on rooms. If you wish to spend the night near the event, note that this Holiday Inn Express is about one minute from the Casino with regular shuttle service to the Casino.