Menominee tribe can't open a casino in Kenosha, maybe it'll grow marijuana instead

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MILWAUKEE — If the Menominee tribe can't open a casino in Kenosha, maybe it'll grow marijuana instead.

Tribal legislator Craig Corn opened the door Friday to growing marijuana on tribe's impoverished reservation near Shawano. He tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1F5ng2d ) the tribe has numerous legal hurdles it must research and overcome before it could legally plant and sell marijuana.

The question of tribes entering the marijuana business has been smoldering since last year, when the U.S. Department of Justice told federal prosecutors not to prevent tribes from growing or selling pot on their reservations, even in states that ban it. Indian law experts say the Justice Department memo left many questions unanswered.

Still, interest has grown since Gov. Scott Walker last month rejected the tribe's proposal for an off-reservation in Kenosha.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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