Mohegans weigh marijuana as new revenue stream

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – New guidance from the federal Justice Department has the Mohegan tribe weighing the possible economic benefits of legalizing recreational marijuana on its reservation land.

In a memo, the Justice Department signaled it was not interested in enforcing marijuana laws on nationally-recognized tribal lands, so long as tribes adhered to rules outlined by the feds. The rules are aimed at preventing the sale of weed to minors, preventing people from driving while high, and preventing criminals from benefiting from marijuana sales. They mirror guidelines the feds offered last year on state medical marijuana laws.

In a statement, Mohegan Tribal Council Chief of Staff Chuck Bunnell commended the federal memo for recognizing the sovereignty of tribal governments.

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