Wash. Gov. Signs Law To Allow Tribal-State Marijuana Pacts

Law360, New York (May 11, 2015, 3:17 PM EDT) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed a bill into law that will create a structured pathway for federally recognized Native American tribes to reach agreements with the state allowing them to sell and distribute marijuana.

At the signing ceremony for the law on Friday, Inslee said that the bill “authorizes the governor to enter into agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes on any marijuana-related issue that involves both state and tribal interests or otherwise has an impact on tribal-state relations.”

The law gives tribes an exemption from state sales, excise and use taxes for marijuana where the exemption is covered...

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