Indian Tribe Approves Marijuana Ballot Measures

Indian Tribe Approves Marijuana Ballot Measures

Members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe have approved a ballot measure to establish a medical marijuana program in the territory as well as a separate question expressing majority support for broader adult-use legalization in the future. Both referendum questions were put to tribal members on December 14, and the Election Board announced this week that neither measure received any challenges during the five-day appeal period, meaning they can proceed with implementing the medical cannabis program. Eighty-six percent of voters in the reservation, which is located in upstate New York, approved the medical marijuana resolution and 76 percent agreed that recreational legalization should follow, pending details for a regulatory framework. The vote comes three years after the tribe approved a similar preliminary referendum in favor of enacting a medical cannabis program. After that point, officials organized a series of public meetings and community informational sessions to help craft the rules. “For the future legalization of recreational marijuana, 155 ‘Yes’ versus 49 ‘No’ votes approved following a similar process in the drafting of regulations that would control its use, sale, processing and cultivation on the Territory,” the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council said in a press release on Monday. “To assist…

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