Last week leaders of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe moved to legalize marijuana on the reservation. The executive board approved the ordinance after examining how other areas handle legalized marijuana.
The plans are for an operation that grows marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Executive board president Tony Reider told SDPB's Kealey Bultena that people who are 21 years of age or older with an ID can purchase marijuana. If a doctor has prescribed medical marijuana, anyone can use the drug. Reider said the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe’s marijuana facilities should have product for sale by the end of the year.
South Dakota attorney general Marty Jackley joined Dakota Midday and explained what legalization of marijuana by the tribe means for the rest of the state.