National Indian Cannabis Coalition Executive Director Jeff Doctor sits down with Tim Strombel to talk all about how the NICC is educating Native Tribes across the country. Native American involvement in the cannabis and hemp industries is expected to be larger than the casino gaming industry and could propel Native Tribes across the country towards an economic prosperity many Tribes haven’t been able to accomplish through gaming – due to their poor location and lack of tourism traffic.
National Indian Cannabis Coalition Announces Concerns Over Cannabis, Hemp and Tribal Sovereignty
The recent raids in Indian Country affecting tribal cannabis and hemp economic developments are alarming. Within the past four months, three tribes have been raided and crops destroyed by both federal and state law enforcement. This last weekend, the Flandreau-Santee-Sioux Nation made the difficult decision to halt cannabis operations by destroying their crop. The National Indian Cannabis Coalition recognizes this tough choice Tribal leadership faced in protecting both their investment, their sovereignty and most importantly their community.
“It is important to understand the extraordinarily complicated jurisdictional issues surrounding Indian Country. Each tribal approach needs to be different and every tribe and potential partner needs legal advisors who understand these complications. This is an art form. Failure to understand and appreciate these nuances leads to bad results for everyone,” shared Lael Echo-Hawk, General Counsel for the National Indian Cannabis Coalition and expert in Indian Law.Read More