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Native American Tribes Can Make Their Own Marijuana Laws

Native American Tribes Can Make Their Own Marijuana Laws

Native American tribes can legally grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal guidelines for states that have legalized it, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.

The announcement came after tribes in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon asked how legalization in their states would affect them. According to Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall, who helped develop the policy, three undisclosed tribes so far have expressed interest in growing and selling on their land—one in Washington, one in California, and one in the Midwest.