Phoenix-Area Native American Communities Mum on Legalizing Pot


Legal marijuana could be a reality in the Phoenix area even if pot remains illegal under Arizona law. News broke last week that the Justice Department is advising federal prosecutors not to stop tribes from growing or selling marijuana on their lands, even in states where marijuana remains illegal.

According to the Justice Department memo, some tribes had requested guidance on how federal drug laws would be enforced in regards to marijuana, although it didn’t say exactly which tribes were curious.
Our friends at the Phoenix New Times checked with a couple of Phoenix-area Native American communities, and they’re staying mum on the issue.