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Marijuana Legalized On Wisconsin Native American Reservation

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    now the cops will have to face real crooks! :sleeping:

    Marijuana is now legal to possess and smoke on a Wisconsin Native American Reservation, according to reservation officials.

    Last week, members of the Menominee tribe in Wisconsin voted 677 to 499 to legalize marijuana on its 360 acre reservation for recreational use. The vote to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal usage passed even more overwhelmingly with a vote of 899 to 275 in favor.

    So, how does this all work? The sale and possession of marijuana are illegal under Wisconsin state law, so how can it be legal on the reservation? State law enforcement authorities do not have criminal jurisdiction on reservations like the Menominee.

    However, state law enforcement officers do have the power to arrest anyone who leaves the reservation in possession of the drug.

    On the other hand, federal authorities do have the power to enforce criminal jurisdiction on the reservation.

    If you're confused by the distinction, you're not the only one. Experts say that the apparent legalization of marijuana on the reservation could bring with it a whole host of legal issues for the tribe.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/2360191/marijuana-legalized-on-wisconsin-native-american-reservation/
     
  2. tightblast89

    tightblast89 Newbie

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    I dream about day when it will get legalized in my country lol :D
     
  3. Capo Dei Capi

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    Federal Authorities don't have power on Native American Nations, its the same as the DEA making an arrest in Canada.