In the “tricky and unique” history of Native Americans’ relationship with marijuana there’s a history of elder prohibitions across the continent. But there’s also the divergent history of First Nations usage. All of the unwieldy history traces to oppression at the government’s hands.  
High Times

  • While most of the 573-some tribes of Indian Country officially oppose cannabis use, Native Americans are fighting for their cannabis rights in Ottawa and struggling through unprecedented conditions in Nevada.
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  • “Each tribe has their law and order code and it’s unique to their community, their tribe,” says Lauren Thom, enforcement director for Nevada’s Inter-Tribal Marijuana Commission. At the start of quarantine, tribes within  Nevada declared a state of emergency, and the state’s dispensaries closed. Now tribal weed business has recovered a semblance of normalcy and enforcement agencies are keeping tabs on their social distancing and other dispensary measures.