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Fort Peck Tribes Join Those to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board has approved a resolution to legalize medical marijuana on the reservation.
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The Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board approved a resolution 7-4 on Monday, January 12 to legalize medical marijuana on the reservation, reports the Billings Gazette.

The board set a deadline of June 1 to work out details like laws, amendments to existing laws, finding suitable grow sites, the most effective ways to grow, and establishing tribal prescription cards.

A Justice Department memo, originally dated October 28 and released in December 2014, says sovereign Indian nations can choose to grow or sell marijuana on tribal lands without fear of federal harassment.

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