RasDawn Meeks will host an educational event Saturday at Mount Rushmore, paying tribute to Jack Herer and his book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”. The focus of the book is on the many industrial, medical, religious uses of cannabis and hemp. [KOTA teevee]Hey, Governor Daugaard: it's time for you to pardon Bob Newland.
In what could be a first step towards legalization of marijuana on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation the Wounded Knee district passed a motion that legalizes the sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana as well as industrialized hemp. “There was a motion passed by the district to legalize,” said Wounded Knee tribal council representative Mike Her Many Horses. The debate over legalization on reservations has picked up steam after the Department of Justice advised U.S. Attorneys across the country to not prosecute tribes who were attempting to enter in to what some experts are guessing is a $6 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone. [Lakota Country Times posted at Indianz]Funny. Where have i heard this before?
Some of this state’s most business-savvy Native American tribes are evaluating the risks and opportunity to grow or sell marijuana, as well as the relatively untapped potential in medical-marijuana research. What all this means for Washington is that, in time, tribes could be a major influence in legalized marijuana. They have the capital and business acumen to grow the market while keeping prices competitive, something that will appeal to some medical-marijuana patients and perhaps put a dent in the black market. For the state of Washington, getting out in front of this and working with the tribes is not only the smart thing to do, it’s imperative. [excerpt, Mark Higgins]Oh, yeah: now i remember.
As oil prices tank North Dakota's Republican governor, Jack Dalrymple, has taken steps to avert an economic bust in his state.