National Indian Cannabis Coalition Applauds the Inclusion of Indian Country in the “Path to Marijuana Reform” legislation

Jeff Doctor, Executive Director of National Indian Cannabis Coalition

“Tribes interested in participating in the regulated cannabis industry should have the same access and opportunity as any other United States citizen – this legislation provides that clarity,” stated NICC Executive Director Jeff Doctor.

The “Responsibly Addressing the Marijuana Policy Gap Act” would eliminate criminal penalties for a person acting in compliance with tribal law, provides certainty for tribes concerned that participation in the regulated cannabis industry could result in the revocation of federal funding, and allow Indian Health Services the flexibility to make medical recommendations to their patients with regard to marijuana.

“The cannabis industry presents a great economic development opportunity for tribes,” Doctor said, “We applaud the efforts of Senator Wyden and Congressman Blumenauer work in drafting common sense legislation that includes Indian Country.”

NICC was founded in 2015 and is the only tribal advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring tribal entities have the opportunity to participate in the regulated cannabis industry.



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