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The Hemperer and the Governor

It’s 2019, and the Oglala Lakota are revisiting a plan to grow hemp on the reservation. Hemp has been a long standing interest of the Nation. That’s because it’s an incredibly versatile plant. It was also acknowledged in their 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. While the 1998 Tribal Council industrial hemp ordinance remains intact, there’s been a lot of litigation over the past twenty years.

Tribal Sovereignty and Native Cannabis

By Jason Barker | Weed News, January 19th, 2017 Cannabis on tribal lands has always been a complicated issue. In short, tribes have leeway to legalize cannabis under sovereignty, but sometimes those tribal lands are in states that have not done so. Tribal sovereignty refers to tribes’ right to govern themselves, define their…