By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

OGLALA, S.D. (AP) - Oglala Sioux Tribe members will vote in March on whether marijuana should be legalized on the Pine Ridge Reservation and whether alcohol should be served in its casinos.

Voters will answer three separate questions on March 10. Should medical marijuana be available on the reservation and what about recreational marijuana? Also, should alcohol be sold at Prairie Wind Casino near Oglala and East Wind Casino near Martin?

The referendums requite a majority of votes to pass and the decisions would be binding, meaning the tribal council must implement them, according to Elections Commission executive Sandra Old Horse.

The Rapid City Journal reports eligible voters are enrolled members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who are at least 18 years old and have lived on the reservation for at least one year. Voting will take place at 20 sites on the reservation, and people must vote at a site within their district.

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