Native American communities in New York are interested in recreational cannabis

Amerindian community

Native American Communities in New York City Consider Entering the Recreational Marijuana Business

Long Island's Shinnecock Indian Nation plans to build a marijuana grow op with the intention of starting sales sometime this year, while the Mohawk St. Regis tribe in upstate New York has proposed an ordinance to regulate the legal use of cannabis for adults, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard , Newsday and the Palttsburgh Press Repubilcain.

marijuana native american community

At least one other community, the Oneida Nation of India in central New York State, is said to be investigating the issue. Some of the state's Native American nations already cultivate medical marijuana or are active in the legal industrial hemp business.

New York's new law on recreational marijuana does not specifically address the issue of sovereign Indian lands, Heather Trela, a member of the Rockefeller Institute of SUNY Albany and expert on marijuana policy, told the Post-Standard.

“It's a bit obscure,” she said, “like a lot of things in legalization”.

But she said tribal communities would appear to have the right under federal law to legally grow and sell marijuana on their lands.

to read :  In Italy, the army provides medical marijuana, for some it is a big problem.

If so, Native American communities could be the first to sell recreational marijuana in the state, including to non-Native Americans. But non-Native Americans will only be able to purchase the legal amount and will not be able to transport any, Trela ​​said.

Industry experts also predict that commercial sales of recreational marijuana in New York City are unlikely to begin for 12 to 18 months.

Tags : LawMarijuanaNew Yorkrecreative
weed master

The author weed master

Weed media broadcaster and communications manager specializing in legal cannabis. Do you know what they say? knowledge is power. Understand the science behind cannabis medicine, while staying up to date with the latest health related research, treatments and products. Stay up to date with the latest news and ideas on legalization, laws, political movements. Discover tips, tricks and how-to guides from the most seasoned growers on the planet as well as the latest research and findings from the scientific community on the medical qualities of cannabis.