Snoqualmie Tribe Says Marijuana Resolution Was a ‘Joke’

Snoqualmie Tribe Says Marijuana Resolution Was a ‘Joke’


A resolution to legalize marijuana on the Snoqualmie reservation signed by the tribal council on July 30 was just "a joke," Shelley Burch, the tribe's chairwoman, told The Seattle Times.

Burch said tribal leaders intended to frame and present the resolution to Willie Nelson when he performs at the Snoqualmie, Washington-based Snoqualmie Casino on July 30.

"It was just tongue in cheek at a council meeting; we know marijuana is illegal," Burch told The Seattle Times. "It was a joke. We don't allow it and we don't back it. We passed it, but it was supposed to be just for him.

"We were cracking up, saying, what if we did a resolution because he is coming to the casino; that is how it came about."

The resolution passed 4-2 Thursday for the upcoming sold-out concert. "It sold out as soon as the tickets were out," Burch said.

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Submitted by snoqnative on
The resolution has a number and vote count and signed by the acting chairperson along with a acting secreatary that did a plea bargin in her court case , Nina paid a fine and did some community service. But this truns out to be a joke on them ( Tribal Council) . More important is what was the finding on the investigation on the casino that NIGC did. That would be the $ 14 million question and that also was voted on not by the full council

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Submitted by jway86 on
On June 17, 1971, President Nixon told Congress that "if we cannot destroy the drug menace in America, then it will surely destroy us." After forty years of trying to destroy "the drug menace in America" we still *haven't* been able to destroy it and it still *hasn't* destroyed us. Four decades is long enough to realize that on this important issue, President Nixon was wrong! All actions taken as a result of his invalid and paranoid assumptions (e.g. the federal marijuana prohibition) should be ended immediately! It makes no sense for taxpayers to fund the federal marijuana prohibition when it *doesn't* prevent people from using marijuana and it *does* make criminals incredibly wealthy and incite the Mexican drug cartels to murder thousands of people every year. We need legal adult marijuana sales in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies for exactly the same reason that we need legal alcohol and tobacco sales - to keep unscrupulous black-market criminals out of our neighborhoods and away from our children. Marijuana must be made legal to sell to adults everywhere that alcohol and tobacco are sold. "There's something extraordinarily perverse when we're so concerned about preventing addicts from having access to drugs that we destroy the lives of many times more people, either through untreated pain or other drug war damage".