Native Americans Can Now Grow And Sell Marijuana Without Fear Of Legal Penalty

Native Americans Can Now Grow And Sell Marijuana Without Fear Of Legal Penalty

The US Department Of Justice announced in a recent memo that the US government will no longer prosecute Native American Tribes for the possession and sale of marijuana.

The memo starts by saying that “With a number of states legalizing marijuana for use and production, some tribes have requested guidance on the enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) on tribal lands by the United States Attorneys’ offices.”

However, the memo also mentions that there were a number of key areas that they were going to continue to investigate, even within the tribal territories.

According to the memo:

The Cole Memorandum provides guidance to United States Attorneys on the proper prioritization of marijuana enforcement in their districts given the number of states that have moved to legalize marijuana for medicinal, agricultural, or recreational use.

Specifically, the Cole Memorandum lists eight federal law enforcement priorities where the Department will focus its limited investigative and prosecutorial resources in all states.

These eight priorities are as follows:

  1. Preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors;
  2. Preventing revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises, gangs, and cartels;
  3. Preventing the diversion of marijuana from states where it is legal under state law in some form to other states;
  4. Preventing state-authorized marijuana activity from being used as cover or pretext for the trafficking of other illegal drugs or illegal activity;
  5. Preventing violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana;
  6. Preventing drugged driving and the exacerbation of other adverse public health consequences associated with marijuana use;
  7. Preventing the growing of marijuana on public lands and the attendant public safety and environmental dangers posed by marijuana production on public lands;
  8. Preventing marijuana possession or use on federal property.

The tribes that exist throughout North America are very diverse, many of them with different internal governments that function much in the same way that state governments do. Some tribes will likely choose to legalize the product, while others will be swayed by drug war propaganda and fears of drug abuse.

See also: Americans Want Legal Marijuana Protected From Feds

The Yakama Reservation in Washington state, for example, has banned the use and distribution of marijuana within its borders, because they believe that legalization of the substance will somehow exacerbate the very serious alcohol issues that some within the tribe struggle with. Many other tribes see marijuana legalization as a new source of revenue, which could help them achieve more financial independence.

In an email to Marijuana.com, Erik Altieri, Communications Director for NORML pointed out that native tribes should have the right to decide what happens on their own lands.

[quote_box_center]“Having the Department of Justice take a stance honoring the sovereignty of Native American tribes when it comes to how they set their own marijuana policy is refreshing. The individuals living on these reservations deserve the same freedom to decide how they chose to handle marijuana on their own lands as we are currently providing the fifty states under current Justice Department memos,” Altieri said.[/quote_box_center]

Marijuana has been proven to be one of the safest drugs known to man, less harmful than alcohol or anything you will find in a pharmacy. This plant has been called a miracle drug by many and is quickly growing in popularity for its medicinal properties. Yet despite the growing evidence of the incredible advantages and benign nature of cannabis, there are powerful business and political interests that are very intent on keeping this drug illegal.

See also: Is Monsanto About to Unleash GMO Marijuana?

Marijuana can cure cancer, heal countless other physical ailments, reduce our dependence on oil based products and prescription pharmaceuticals. All research shows that this plant is not only harmless, but can be extremely beneficial to our environment and our society. Hemp was even used to clean up radiation after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

MOST READ

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

Alien Base for Giants Discovered in the Bucegi Mountains

In the summer of 2003, in an unexplored area of the Bucegi Mountains, a team from Zero Department (a top secret section of the...

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

The Question Is No Longer “Why Choose Anarchy?” The Question Becomes “Why Choose Government?”

In just three minutes, this guy makes a very strong case for an alternative system where human beings are free from corrupt leaders... forever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko_CHk7R8Tw “The...

Someone is Literally Trying to Take Down the Internet Right Now

On Friday morning, a large-scale hack of an internet domain hosting provider took prominent websites including Netflix, Amazon, Reddit, Twitter, and Vox offline. Though many...

Putin on Teleportation: ‘We Should Have Kept the West Believing We’re on it!’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia should not have "disappointed" the West by correcting a media report which suggested Moscow may soon have its...

The Nazi flying discs

During the second World War, Germany Nazi was a world power that possessed incredible technologies in the military world. They possessed Precision bombers, guided missiles...

Oil Company Pulls Out of Amazonian Land Inhabited by Uncontacted Tribes

In recent years, aid organizations and companies working to extract resources from the vast wilds of the Amazon rainforest have reported a number of...

Farmer Charged, Farm Raided, Animals Seized BECAUSE He Cared For Them Better Than A Factory Farm

Schenectady County, New York – Last month, a family farm in rural New York was raided by police. The owners were cited on a number...

McDonald’s Keeps Losing Money Month After Month

McDonald’s has been losing money fast, and even under-performing the stock market for quite some time. New revelations from the company’s February sales reveal...