No marijuana allowed on Yakima Nation land

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potSEATTLE — As Washington state moves forward on rolling out recreational marijuana regulations, there will be no pot smoking, growing, or selling on the Yakima Nation’s land.

Marijuana will stay illegal on the 1.2 million acre reservation according to the Yakima Herald.

Under the tribe’s treaty, Washington’s citizens do not have the authority to legalize recreational pot use on tribal lands.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board said that while state rules don’t prohibit pot permits on the Yakima Reservation, the lands are subject to Federal jurisdiction.

“Why grant a license when the federal government is going to come in and take them down?” Smith said.

Marijuana is still illegal under Federal laws.

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  • John Fuller

    I can certainly understand that they don't want anything that will compete with CIGARETTE SALES… People are falling dead in droves from lung cancer and emphysema and will most likely be found in caskets with cigarettes stuck in their mouths. Like the patient at Harborview that burned himself to death while smoking in a wheelchair while covered in a blanket and an oxygen tank strapped to it… Hospital staff didn't even try to save the guy. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • joe

    The Indians used to be free, but now they're under 'Federal jurisdiction' for the own good; you see most of their land had to be taken away after forked tongued treaty in order to make them assimilate in government schools.

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