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Squaxin Island Tribe Opens First Marijuana Store On Reservation


Squaxin Island Tribe marijuanaI received the following press release. I always like seeing Native tribes benefiting from the cannabis industry:

The Squaxin Island Tribe announced today that the new retail marijuana store “Elevation” will open for business on the Squaxin Reservation at 4:20pm on Thursday November 12th. The Store is expected to be the first Tribal marijuana retailer of its kind to open in the U.S.

The store represents the culmination of years of discussion with the Liquor and Cannabis Board following Washington State voters’ decision to legalize marijuana in 2012. The Tribe has established a strict set of regulatory controls designed to prevent crime, protect safety, and prevent access by minors. Product sales are taxed by the Tribe with proceeds dedicated to essential government services. Through a compact with the State, the Tribe has worked to avoid jurisdictional gaps and present an integrated system of regulation to the public. Products sold at the store are legal under State and Tribal law, and tested, labeled and packaged in conformance with State safety regulations.

“This Tribe has a long history of working through jurisdictional issues with the State using cooperative agreements,” said Squaxin Councilman Jim Peters. “We’re pleased to be able to work with the State from the beginning on this one.”

Through its adoption of parallel laws and regulations and cooperative enforcement with the State, the Tribe has taken steps to make sure it meets the federal “Cole factors” for prosecutorial discretion, whose application in Indian Country was announced in the Wilkinson memo.
“We hope this new revenue stream will create jobs and resources that benefit the entire community,” said Council Treasurer Vicki Kruger.

The store is located at 90 W State Route 108 in Kamilche, across the street from the Tribe’s Little Creek Casino Resort. Hours of operation are 10am-8pm Sunday through Thursday, 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday.


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  1. Closet Warrior on

    Ooh, angry little man! If you could read a little better you might understand the point I was making.

  2. Closet Warrior on

    Hein, I said our ancestors shit got all this started basically and we’d already have it in every back yard.

  3. That is ridiculous . how are all white ppl responsible for that? You need to grow up and get a life

  4. Closet Warrior on

    Good on’em but isn’t it sad that they have to pay taxes on their own reservation, probably make money off their own people while that was never their way before us white folk came and took their country! One dispensary isn’t gonna generate a lot of jobs and all tribes should have the right to ingest marijuana for sacred religious and spiritual ceremonies. Furthermore, they all should be able to cultivate -not allowed-but able due to their atrocious genocide of many clans. He’ll we should all have to buy weed from them for reparations. That’s just my way of thought on this post. I know opinions are like assholes cus they all stink but think hard on this one and if you’re honest w/yourself then I think a lot of you’ll come to the conclusion that we didn’t just screw the black-we screwed any person of any color,opposing religions, race, etc. On and on and on. Us white folk have it too good and take it for granted. Be humble and only then may you see past your own illusion of the truth. Wow, that was some good hash. Sorry bout the rant. Lol

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