California tribes entering marijuana industry
January 28, 2015
California medical marijuana patients will soon be able to consume Native American-grown cannabis products, including flowers, hash and medicinal pills and oils. [Indian Country]
FoxBarry Farms, a firm that partners with tribes on projects ranging from farms to casinos, has pledged $30 million for the development of three medical marijuana facilities on tribal lands in California. Construction of the first facility is due to begin in early February, and it is expected to open later in the month.
The facility will initially include 90,000 square feet of greenhouse space on Pinoleville Pomo Nation land in Mendocino County. When it opens, the facility will also have 20,000 square feet of office space.
FoxBerry Farms and the Pinoleville Pomo tribe plan to sell the marijuana they cultivate to medical users and dispensaries in California.
Plans are also in the work for the creation of a tribal marijuana facility in both central and southern California. A FoxBerry Farms spokesman said the firm has reached a deal with one of the tribes, but has not yet revealed which one.
The company pledges to operate within the confines of California law.