The Times Daily / AP have reported that
“An American Indian tribe slated to open the nation’s first marijuana resort is destroying its crop and temporarily suspending the project in South Dakota while leaders seek clarification from the federal government, according to the tribe’s attorney”.
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The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, which planned to open a lounge selling marijuana on New Year’s Eve, was the first tribe in South Dakota to legalize the drug following the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision last year to allow tribes to do so on tribal land.
“The tribe will continue to consult with the federal and state government and hopes to be granted parity with states that have legalized marijuana,” Pearman said.
Attorney General Marty Jackley told The Associated Press that the tribe’s attorney and local law enforcement informed him Saturday about the decision, which he said was “in the best interest of both tribal and non-tribal members.” Jackley acknowledged that he and tribal officials haven’t always agreed, but said their discussions about the issue have been good and promised to help the tribe as it moved forward. He said he planned to meet with tribal officials Monday or Tuesday.
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