Deals With States May Be Tribes' Way In To Legal Weed Boom

Law360, New York (November 1, 2016, 2:58 PM EDT) -- If California and other states with marijuana measures on the ballot this November opt to legalize recreational pot use, tribes will have to decide whether striking deals with those states to tap into the proceeds from the new cash crop would mean greater legitimacy or just a costly mess of red tape.

California, along with Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada, will vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana during the election, with the potential approval of California's Proposition 64 alone likely to create a multibillion-dollar market that some of the state's 109 federally recognized tribes will be eager to get in...

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