Posted by Tule River Edc on Friday, November 17, 2017
The Tule River Economic Development Corporation is owned by the Tule River Tribe.

Tule River Tribe getting ready to join cannabis business

The Tule River Tribe will open a cannabis dispensary on its reservation in California, The Porterville Recorder reports.

The Eh-Lo Dispensary will be located at 31071 Hwy 190 in Porterville, according to job openings posted by the Tule River Economic Development Corporation, the tribe's economic development arm. The 4,000 square-foot facility is expected to open in April, CEO Dennis Ickes told the paper.

Ickes also told the paper that the business will only sell marijuana products made by the tribe or by other tribes in California. It will operate under tribal regulation, not under state law.

Marijuana is otherwise legal under state law. But it remains illegal under federal law and, by extension, in Indian Country.

The Eh-Lo Dispensary will be located by the Eagle Feather Trading Post #1.

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Department of Justice Guidance [Since Rescinded]
Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country (October 2014)

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