Ultra Health, which operates in New Mexico and Arizona, has partnered with the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in Nevada to build a medical cannabis facility in Las Vegas and a cultivation facility in North Las Vegas. This marks the first effort in the state and one of the first in the nation. In Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs are building a vertically integrated operation, while the Squaxin Island Tribe and Suquamish Tribe in Washington have developed retail operations. The Puyallup Tribe has announced a cannabis testing lab in Washington as well. The three Washington tribes have negotiated compacts with the State of Washington, while the Oregon Tribe is currently negotiating with the State of Oregon. In New York, the Shinnecock Indian Nation announced plans to open a medical dispensary.
Read Colton Lochhead’s and Sandra Chereb’s “Las Vegas Paiutes announce plans to build medical pot dispensaries”: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/las-vegas-paiutes-announce-plans-build-medical-pot-dispensaries or Yasmeen Hassan’s “Paiute Tribe breaks ground on medical marijuana dispensary”: http://www.ktnv.com/news/paiute-tribe-breaks-ground-on-medical-marijuana-dispensary
UPDATE: The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe issued a press release subsequent to our publishing this article: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/las-vegas-paiute-tribe-breaks-ground-for-medical-cannabis-dispensary-in-downtown-las-vegas-300228160.html