Largest US tribal nation studies growing marijuana industry

The Associated Press - January 24, 2020 1:05 pm

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is creating a work group to study the burgeoning hemp and cannabis industries in Oklahoma.

The Tahlequah-based Native American tribe, the nation’s largest, announced the seven-member working group this week. It hopes to have a report by the end of May.

Among the issues the group will study is whether there are opportunities for the tribe and its citizens to engage in growing, processing and selling hemp and cannabis.

Under current Cherokee law, it remains illegal to use or possess marijuana on tribal-owned property.


Latest Stories

Gaming Compacts: Stitt Seeks Another Hearing

Gov. Kevin Stitt is seeking another hearing before the state Supreme Court regarding its recent ruling...

Master Gardener Class Offered this Fall by OSU Extension

Do you have the opposite of a green thumb? Do houseplants audibly screams when you enter...

Help Stop Spread of COVID-19 in Children

COVID-19 can look different in different people. People can get a fever, cough, or have a...