South Dakota Tribe Suspends Plan for Marijuana Resort, Destroys Crop

The South Dakota native American tribe that was planning on opening the nation’s first marijuana resort has announced that it will table the project until it receives legal clarification from the Federal government.

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe had been planning to open its cannabis resort on New Year’s Eve. The tribe’s lawyer, Seth Pearman, said in a statement released Saturday that although the tribe was currently destroying destroying its crop, tribal leaders were confident that the project would resume as planned after receiving word from the Justice Department regarding legal guidelines.

“The tribe will continue to consult with the federal and state government and hopes to be granted parity with states that have legalized marijuana,” he said.

Attorney General Marty Jackley said he planned to meet with the tribe’s leaders this week, and that the decision was “in the best interest of both tribal and non-tribal members.” He also noted that the discussion with the tribe had always been fruitful, and said he would help the tribe as it continues with its plans.


Photo Credit: Insanity Strains


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