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Marijuana

A marijuana plant.

The Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board has voted to legalize medical marijuana on the reservation.

The resolution was approved 7-4 on Monday, and the board set June 1 as the deadline for details to be worked out, including laws, amendments to existing laws, finding proper growing sites, the best way to grow and establishing tribal prescription pot cards.

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The U.S. Justice Department said last month that Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug.

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Managing editor at The Billings Gazette.