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Tribes Cut Out of California Pot Market Might Grow Their Own

The California Native American Cannabis Association has warned the state that tribes can run pot businesses under their own authority, outside the state-run system that is less than two months old.

Posted: Feb. 25, 2018 10:20 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - American Indian tribes that say they've been cut out of California's legal marijuana market are raising the possibility that they could grow and sell on their own.

The California Native American Cannabis Association has warned the state that tribes can run pot businesses under their own authority, outside the state-run system that is less than two months old.

The tribes floated the idea of setting up rival farms and sales shops on reservations in December after concluding that rules requiring them to be licensed by California would strip them of authority over their own lands.

The possibility of the tribes breaking away from the state-run system is one more challenge for California as it attempts to transform its longstanding medicinal and illegal marijuana markets into a unified, multibillion-dollar industry.

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