The Menominee tribe of Wisconsin have aspirations of opening Kenosha casino that will incorporate the sale and use of Marijuana which might not be possible. Craig Corn, a tribal legislator, released his thoughts on Marijuana as a whole via twitter. “Now we embark on a new economic endeavor, it is time to progress forward. We are gonna fast track an effort to legalize Marijuana”.
Craig Corn is also aware that the tribe has numerous legal roadblocks that they would have to overcome before the sale and production of marijuana becomes a reality for the tribe. Nothing is set in stone yet so there is no clear time and date thats set to move forward with this huge change. It has already been established by the U.S. Department of Justice that tribes will not be prevented from growing or selling marijuana on their reservations even though the state of Wisconsin does not allow the legal cultivation of marijuana. With the opportunity for Indian tribes to jump on the marijuana legalization game, the memo from the U.S. Department of Justice did state the following:
“the diversion of marijuana from states where it is legal under state law in some form to other states.”
This means that even if the Menominee tribe wants to grow marijuana the second that there becomes any type of suspicion that they’ve been selling Marijuana to outside citizens of Wisconsin then the authorities can interject. Posing as a crucial loophole for the tribes plans, Marijuana would only be available for use within the tribe itself, thus limiting their profit margins that were originally in sight
“Even though the Kenosha casino got squashed, we still have the needs,” Corn said. “We have to look at whatever we can to take care of those needs.”