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Montana tribe announces policy on state medical marijuana


The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana won't be adopting the state's new medical marijuana law.

Initiative 148 allows state registered caregivers and patients to grow and possess a certain number of marijuana plants. But the tribe says its members aren't allowed grow or possess marijuana.

"The result was a consensus from the elders that marijuana has no cultural significance," spokesperson Rob McDonald told The Missoulian.

As a result, anyone who provides marijuana to a tribal member will be charged with a felony, McDonald said. The restriction also applies to members of other federally recognized tribes who live on the Flathead Reservation.

Non-Indians on the reservation will not be affected because the tribe lacks criminal jurisdiction over them.

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CSKT says medical marijuana illegal for Indians on Flathead Reservation (The Missoulian 5/13)