(RGJ) Under Senate Bill 375, introduced by Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, the state would work with individual tribes whose tribal councils have voted to legalize marijuana for either medical and recreational uses.
“The tribes would oversee what is happening on their reservation, but when they participate in the system they would have to follow the state rules,” Segerblom said of the bill.
While some tribes are only interested in opening dispensaries and others are interested additionally in production, all businesses would have to uphold the same health, security and taxation standards expected of state-licensed businesses even though the businesses would not carry state licenses, Segerblom said.
Almost all of the tribal leaders that testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday described high unemployment and poverty rates among their people and insisted that the marijuana industry could create jobs, revenue and other opportunities in their communities.