First Tribal Marijuana Conference Creates a Buzz in Indian Country


The first Tribal Marijuana Conference featured a variety of quality speakers from all avenues, to discuss a wide-range of issues associated with embarking on marijuana cultivation on reservation lands. Seen as the next economic windfall for tribes, but for one it’s a roll of the dice.

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Troy Eid, a former United States Attorney now in private law practice in Denver, Colorado, chair of the Indian Law and Order Commission, was on of several from across Indian country in attendance.

The conference was organized by Odawi Law PLLC and Harris Moure, PLLC along with Hilary Bricken, one of the foremost legal experts and premier cannabis business attorneys in the country.

Eid spoke with ICTMN at the Conference about the marijuana cultivation business from the federal law side.

“Well, I think it is very good for tribes to look at and think about how they might want to influence changes in the federal law. Having said that there are no changes in federal law here. I can tell you as a former U.S. Attorney the nine different criteria that they laid out are not sufficient to provide protections to tribes or tribal members, tribal citizens. So, you are really rolling the dice,” Eid said.

ICTMN will have more from the conference Monday.

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Submitted by 100IndigenousAm... on
I am willing to volunteer to install drip lines and controls for any tribal member that is the first to move into legal production. Any individuals wiling to produce should be allowed using a centralized tribal marketing division and the self-compelling nature to regulate. The way the politicians are driven to control is a continuing way of poverty because socialism at the production level will never employ very many people.