New Wash. Law Invites Tribes Mulling Marijuana Biz

Law360, New York (May 29, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT) -- A first-of-its-kind Washington law allowing the state to negotiate compacts with Native American tribes to sell and distribute marijuana offers the enticement of a reliable regulatory framework while shielding the state from the risk of revenue loss and federal intervention should tribes strike out on their own, experts say.

Signed on May 8 by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, HB 2000 authorizes the governor to reach compacts with tribes on a wide variety of issues, including the processing, sale and possession of marijuana for recreational and medical...
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