The Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe of Nevada and Oregon will grow marijuana on its reservation to be used solely in the production of medical marijuana, the tribe’s chairman told KNPR’s State of Nevada.
“After serious consideration and countless discussions among our membership, leadership and expert consultants (we have) decided to enter the medical marijuana marketplace,” Chairman Tildon
Smart said. Smart said the tribe’s remote location doesn’t allow for many “economic opportunities,” leaving the tribe with an unemployment rate between 70 to 80 percent. He said the tribe is mostly supported by a small travel center than contains a mini market and gas station.
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Chris Sieroty ~ Nevada Public Radio