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Etats-Unis : Casinos to cannabis, Native Americans move into pot business

le 23 février 2015

[Reuters] A damp plot of bright green grass next to a Native American greenhouse in northern California doesn't look like much, but it could soon set the burgeoning marijuana industry on fire.

An initial, 10,000-square-foot state-of-the art greenhouse is due to be erected within weeks on the land in Ukiah owned by the 250-member Pinoleville Pomo Nation, about 140 miles north of Sacramento. It's the initial phase of a joint marijuana production and processing venture believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.

The endeavor, launched after a U.S. Department of Justice memo largely cleared the way for such enterprises, is expected to trigger similar ventures to bring cannabis cash to Native Americans, like the windfalls from tribal casinos and tax-free cigarettes sales.

Source Reuters