Category Archives: Native Americans

Blackfeet Nation Decriminalizes Medical Cannabis Amid Substance Abuse Crisis

Last week, the governing body of the Blackfeet Nation, located in northwest Montana, amended its Constitution to allow its more than 17,300 members access to legal medical cannabis. The small change addresses the nation’s law barring the sale, possession and use of dangerous drugs, creating an exemption for medical cannabis only. Blackfeet Tribal Business Council […]

First Nations of Canada Petitioning For Cut of Cannabis Tax Revenue

With pot legalization coming this year, the First Nations of Canada are petitioning for a cut of cannabis tax revenue. Manny Jules is the chief commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission. He wants lawmakers to amend Bill C-45, the nation’s pot legalization law, to allow First Nations to set policy on tribal lands. Indigenous communities of […]