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Thursday, April 20, 2023 – Tribal cannabis update from New York to Washington State

The Shinnecock Nation is seeing their first cannabis dispensaries opening. They are among a rush of weed businesses among New York tribes as the state starts welcoming recreational use sales. The same is happening all across the country—in Minnesota, New Mexico, California, and Nevada—as tribes see new economic development opportunities in places where cannabis is no longer prohibited by state law.  


Mary Jane Oatman (Nez Perce and descendant of the Delaware Tribe), founder of the Indigenous Cannabis Coalition & THC Magazine and the executive director of the Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association 

Rob Pero (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), founder and president of the Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association and owner of Canndigenous

Chenae Bullock (enrolled member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation), managing director of Little Beach Harvest 

Gary Farmer (Cayuga, Tuscarora, and Mohawk), actor and musician