Tribes in Nebraska push for legal cannabis

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Richard Barea, a tribal dancer from the Omaha ...
Richard Barea, a tribal dancer from the Omaha Tribe, performes in authentic tribal dress as part of the Native American Heritage Observance month culture fair held at the Lied Activity Center in Bellevue, Neb., on Nov. 15, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Omaha Tribe has decided to put the use of medical and recreational marijuana to a vote. According to the Denver Post, tribe members will vote on the measure Tuesday.

Based on the vote, the Tribal Council will make a final decision. They are debating the use of medical cannabis, recreational cannabis and growing industrial hemp on the reservation.


Members of the Winnebago Tribe are considering implementing a similar measure. Lance Morgan, a tribal law expert, said the tribal council has discussed permitting the use of marijuana, but has not taken steps to do so.

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