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New Mexico is the latest state to allow recreational cannabis sales to the public, setting up a potential new revenue stream for that state’s tribes. The trouble is, New Mexico tribes are in a precarious limbo between the new state law, and the federal government, which considers cannabis an illegal Schedule 1 controlled substance. We check in with tribes on the possibility of new economic development and hear from others that are veterans of the business.
Shaun Griswold (Laguna/Zuni/Jemez), senior reporter for Source New Mexico
James Bucaro (Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel), general manager for Santa Ysabel Botanical Facility
Jeremy Wilson (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), government affairs liaison for Principal Chief Richard Sneed and chairman of Qualla Enterprises
Break Music: Ideal Dub (song) Casper Loma Da-Wa (artist) Honor the People (album)