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30.9.15

Indianz.Com > Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe prepares for first marijuana resort: The tribe is opening what the Associated Press said will be the first
marijuana resort in the nation. The facility -- which is located next to
the Royal River Casino -- will offer a place for people to buy and use the drug, as well as enjoy other entertainment amenities.



"We want it to be an adult playground," President Anthony Reider told
the AP. "There's nowhere else in America that has something like this."

The resort is expected to open on December 31. Plans moved quickly after the tribal council voted 5 to 1
in June
to legalize marijuana and approve a comprehensive
set of laws and policies to address the sale and use
of the drug.

Marijuana otherwise remains illegal under federal law. But the Department of Justice opened
the door to legal marijuana in Indian Country with the 2014
Wilkinson memo
.


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