A Native American Tribe in Northwest Wisconsin that operates three casinos, a conference center, a campground, a grocery store and a smoke shop, the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, announced last month that it plans to operate a cannabidiol (CBD) program. The tribe of 1054 will house the business on six acres of tribal trust lands in a 200K sq. ft. decommissioned and vacant fish hatchery it owns, and the business will initially employ 15 workers.
The St. Croix effort follows a failed venture by the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin in 2015 that resulted in federal agent’s destroying their hemp crops. Apparently another of the state’s eleven tribes is contemplating CBD production as well. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel reportedly told the tribe that its plans are unlawful.
Read Chris Aadland’s “Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa tribe plans to grow hemp to turn into medicine”: http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/health-med-fit/northwest-wisconsin-chippewa-tribe-plans-to-grow-hemp-to-turn/article_b9b121ed-3de5-541e-8ec0-4705448d935c.html