In 2014 federal authorities ruled that sovereign Native American tribes have the power to grow/sell marijuana within reservation boundaries.
The advisory referendum will consist of three yes/no questions:
The first: Red Cliff should allow the medical use of cannabis (marijuana) for approved medical conditions.
The second: Red Cliff should allow the recreational use of cannabis (marijuana) for adults.
The third: Red Cliff should allow the agricultural production of hemp (marijuana) for industrial use.
The advisory referendum is not a binding referendum; it is merely gauging tribal member’s opinions on this issue.
The band will analyze Friday’s results and determine what, if any, further course of action should be taken regarding the questions.