South Dakota Lawmakers Tour, Voice Concerns Over Santee Sioux Tribe’s Marijuana Resort
Many were invited but a handful accepted the offer to tour the Santee Sioux Tribe's Marijuana Resort being cultivated for opening in January 2016.
The resort would be available in the Flandreau area to Native Americans on the reservation only. Lawmaker Kyle May commented that she's a "70's Girl" and understands the interest in marijuana, but the State Law says it is not legal, and the law should be upheld. She says the reservation is a country within a country, and the stress is being placed on lawmakers to keep the marijuna within the borders on authorities who are already stressed with money and resources on a county level.
Attorney General Marty Jackley continues to voice his concern over the Marijuana Resort and cites instances where authorities in other states have obtained search warrants, entered reservations and made arrests.