"How Marijuana Could Lift Native American Tribes Out Of Poverty"

by Kira Lerner Posted on March 19, 2015 at 8:00 am Updated: March 19, 2015 at 9:28 am

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"Maine Native American Tribe Joins Hundreds Of Others Considering Growing Marijuana Commercially"


Audience members look on at a tribal marijuana conference for tribal governments considering whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal, agricultural, or recreational use, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Tulalip, Wash.

CREDIT: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Native American reservations have long topped the list of the poorest communities in the United States, with one in four Native Americans living in poverty and little potential for new businesses or growth. But a Native American tribe in Maine said this week it is considering commercial-scale production of marijuana, joining hundreds of other tribes looking at the industry as a potential goldmine for economic opportunity.

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