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Red Lake Nation backs study on medicinal marijuana and hemp

A sign on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. Photo from Red Lake Rosie Rescue

The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota will study the potential for growing marijuana for medicinal purposes and hemp for industrial purposes.

The tribal council approved the feasibility study by a unanimous vote, The Bemidji Pioneer reported. But it will be up to tribal members to determine whether to move forward with any marijuana or hemp projects, a spokesperson said.

"It will go to a referendum of the voters. The voters will decide that ultimately," spokesperson Michael Meuers told the paper.

The announcement comes on the heels of a Department of Justice policy that could allow for legal marijuana in Indian Country

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Red Lake approves marijuana study: Medicinal herb and industrial hemp could boost economy (The Bemidji Pioneer 1/15)

Relevant Documents:
Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country (October 2014)

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