South Dakota Indian Tribe Set to Begin Selling Recreational Cannabis this December

The official logo of the the Flandreau Santee Sioux.
The official logo of the the Flandreau Santee Sioux.

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Indian tribe, located in South Dakota, is set to begin selling recreational cannabis to anyone 21 and older this December, the first Indian tribe in the nation to do so.

“The fact that we are first doesn’t scare us,” says tribal president Anthony Reider, who’s led the tribe for five years. “The Department of Justice gave us the go-ahead, similar to what they did with the states, so we’re comfortable going with it.”

Reider is referring to a memo released in December by the U.S Department of Justice stating that Indian tribes should be free to sell and use cannabis on their own sovereign land.

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