SD Tribe Consultants Charged With Marijuana Crimes

A pair of Colorado-based consultants who had previously been contracted to help a South Dakota tribe start a marijuana resort on Native American land have been charged with state narcotics crimes, and the tribe itself has decided to instead grow vegetables such as tomatoes.

The incident underscores how tribal interests in marijuana have cooled since a U.S. Department of Justice memo in late 2014 sparked a short-lived speculative rush that tribes nationwide could get the green light by the federal government to grow and sell cannabis.

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