- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs will vote on a proposal to grow marijuana on the reservation and sell it at tribal-owned stores.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/DuTOqe ) that if the vote Thursday approves the referendum, Warm Springs would be among the first tribes in the country to enter the commercial cannabis market. Results are expected Friday.

Last year the federal government issued a memo stating that it would treat tribes as it does states in regards to legal marijuana.

Warm Springs is the first tribe in Oregon to put the issue to a vote.

The proposal would not change the law on the reservation, where marijuana remains illegal.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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