The Shinnecocks believe the tribe already had sovereign rights "to enact laws and regulations to legalize medical and recreational cannabis."
Following the New York State Legislature's vote to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older, the Shinnecock Indian Nation issued a statement celebrating the initiative.
"We applaud each of you that have worked towards this day and those that can start to have some of the damage in their lives unwound through [the March 30] historic law passage," the Nation said.
While the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act "mentions tribal nations" in its language, the Shinnecocks reiterated it already had sovereign rights "to enact laws and regulations to legalize medical and recreational cannabis."
Little Beach Harvest, which is the Shinnecocks' tribally licensed medical cannabis business, is in the process of building a full cultivation and processing facility and dispensary with an...
- read the rest of the article here