Remember the South Dakota Native American tribe that announced plans to open the country’s first “marijuana resort” this New Year’s Eve? Well, looks like that won’t be happening, as the tribe just burned its entire marijuana crop to the ground for fear of a federal raid.
After months of planning, planting, and advertising, this is a big hit to the Flandreau Santee Sioux of South Dakota, who legalized marijuana on their reservation in June. For the past three weeks, Tribe President Anthony Reider and other important figures have been in discussions with authorities, trying to hammer out the legal details of the tribe’s proposed marijuana resort and casino. The main point of contention in these meetings was whether or not the tribe would be allowed to sell weed to non-Indians — understandably an integral part of the tribe’s business plan.
These discussions finally culminated in the inclusion of Justice Department officials and the U.S. Attorney for South Dakota. The tribe was warned that... Continue story HERE