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Could You Soon Buy Pot on Oklahoma Tribal Lands?
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Sunday, 01 February 2015
Could You Soon Buy Pot on Oklahoma Tribal Lands?
Posted: Jan 30, 2015
Posted by: Charles Ely


The U.S. Department of Justice has ruled that Indian nations can grow and sell recreational marijuana on tribal land, but will we soon see Indian pot shops in Oklahoma?

The policy was created after several western states legalized pot.

While some Oklahoma tribes are studying their options, the nation's in the Tulsa area, aren't interested.

Marijuana is still against the law and they're not comfortable with the subject.

“I don't think as a nation we would even look into it right now because abuse is abuse - whether its alcohol or drugs and that's not part of our history our culture,” said George Tiger, Muscogee Creek Nation Principal Chief

While the Oklahoma tribes are reluctant, many Indian leaders also acknowledge that in the decades ahead the laws and attitudes may be different.
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