New!Should Tribes Legalize Marijuana?
Author:Amber Seachord and Barbara Leigh Smith
Alaska Native Apache Chistochina Chipewyan Cree Coast Salish People of Puget Sound Confederated Tribes of Salish Kootenai Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Confederated Tribes of Yakama Cree Gila River Havasupai Hoh River Hopi Inuit Inupiaq Iroquois Lac de Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Lower Elwha Klallam Lummi Makah Mentasta Mescalero Apache Morongo Mount Sanford Tribal Consortium Mowachaht/Muchalaht Navajo Nez Perce Nisqually Ojibwe Onondaga Osage Papiez Confederated Tribes of Yakama Quileute Quinault Santa Clara Pueblo Seminole Skokomish Squaxin Island Swinomish Tulalip Wampnoag White Earth Nation
Marijuana legalization has been gaining momentum in the United States in recent years, yet heated controversies continue to surround the issue. The central focus of this case is on the question of whether tribes should legalize marijuana. The case begins by briefly describing the history of marijuana, what is known about its impact, and the changing policies at the state and federal level. It then discusses the various ways tribes are exploring the “opportunity,” the ways they might become involved in the marijuana business, and the pros and cons of various forms of tribal involvement.
Updated: January 25, 2016