McAllister Garfield is proud to work with American Indian tribes leading the way on cannabis issues in Indian country. Here is a Press Release from the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, who recently adopted a Tribal Ordinance legalizing CBD production and use on tribal lands, as well as paving the way for development of a tribally owned CBD business.
Located in northwestern Wisconsin, the Tribe plans to use a now defunct fish hatchery to cultivate genetic hemp clones and produce non-psychoactive CBD products for use in the treatment of legitimate medical conditions. Here is a recent news article about the project quoting McAllister Garfield Senior Attorney Brad Bartlett.
The Tribe’s plans for CBD production on its reservation dovetail nicely with a variety of salient cannabis issues nationally, such as tribal sovereignty, DEA and DOJ’s marijuana policy for states and Indian country, FDA’s recent request for comment on medicinal and/or therapeutic value of CBD, and tribal parity with states vis-à-vis cannabis issues. Additionally, the Tribe’s plan to open a tribally owned CBD business will bring economic development to a region of the Great Lakes that has one of the highest unemployment rates in Wisconsin, while making non-psychoactive CBD products available to individuals and families in need.
McAllister Garfield’s work in Indian country is driven by the triumvirate values of sovereignty, self-sufficiency, and self-determination. Tribes interested in cannabis are faced with much different circumstances than their state counterparts, making entry into the market a complicated process. McAllister Garfield has extensive experience in helping tribes to navigate this process, and looks forward to further assisting Indian country in cannabis endeavors.