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News Release

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

On June 18, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs staff held a virtual listening session titled, “Cannabis in Indian Country,” to seek comments from tribal leaders, their designees, and other experts from Native communities on tribal cannabis commerce and related equities. Comments collected from the listening session will inform the committee’s current work and serve as a ready resource for the future as discussions around national cannabis reform legislation take shape.

The committee will continue to accept additional written comments until July 8, 2022. 

Submit written comments here.

The listening session focused on hearing views on the following series of questions below:

  1. Is your tribe currently participating in the cannabis industry? If so, please provide a brief description of your operation(s).
    a. What legislative solutions would you propose to address your concerns?
    b. What administrative solutions would you propose to address your concerns?  

  2. For tribes currently participating in the cannabis industry, what are the main issues you encounter as a tribal operator?

  3. For tribes currently participating in the cannabis industry, what are the main issues you encounter as a tribal operator?
    a. What legislative solutions would you propose to address your concerns?
    b. What administrative solutions would you propose to address your concerns?

  4. If cannabis is decriminalized at the federal level, what tribal-federal-state framework would you propose to ensure tribal interests are safeguarded?

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