Canna Law Group’s lead government relations attorney will be speaking this Friday at the Marijuana Business Daily 4th Annual Expo in Las Vegas as part of the Tribal Marijuana: Emerging Opportunities & the Impacts on Established Businesses panel. Robert Odawi Porter will be on this same panel. Earlier this year, our law firm partnered with Robert in putting on the first ever tribal cannabis seminar, which brought nearly 500 people and 60 different tribes to Washington State in February of this year.
We have written extensively on on the intersection between tribal and federal laws as they relate to cannabis businesses that are looking to partner with tribes (click here for our tribal cannabis posts). The tribal cannabis landscape is shifting on nearly a daily basis. Though opportunities abound for tribal cannabis businesses, it is critical that all legal systems be in place before moving forward. Just a few days ago, the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe, who had previously made a splash by announcing it would build the nation’s first-ever cannabis resort, burned its entire cannabis crop in an effort to forestall federal intervention. And this news comes on the heels of several high-profile raids on tribal cannabis operations in California—the Alturas Indian Rancheria and Pit River Tribe in July, and the Pinoleville Pomo Nation Rancheria in September.
This talk will be on how tribes and businesses can seize opportunities in the cannabis industry while sidestepping potential risks by developing responsible, comprehensive regulatory frameworks.
If you are considering opportunities in the tribal cannabis space, this is the one panel you should not miss. We hope to see you there.