Oglala Sioux Leaders OK Ordinance Legalizing Marijuana Use

Law360 (October 30, 2020, 10:58 PM EDT) -- Oglala Sioux Tribal Council members have voted 11-8 in favor of enacting a new ordinance that will allow the possession and use of medical and recreational marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws said.

The vote favoring the 80-page ordinance follows tribal members' passage in March of a referendum supporting changes to the Oglala Sioux tribal marijuana laws, the organization, also known as NORML, reported Wednesday. The ordinance will allow cannabis use by patients and by non-patient adults age 21 or older on tribal lands, according to NORML, whose legal...

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