One of the nation’s largest tribal-owned marijuana stores is coming to—or at least near—Connecticut’s famous Foxwoods Resort Casino, and another is being planned near Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina.

Connecticut legalized adult-use cannabis earlier this year. On July 1, 2021, it became legal for all adults 21 and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of marijuana. Retail sales in state-licensed stores are expected to begin in the summer of 2022.

In North Carolina, all cannabis is strictly prohibited. The state hasn’t even legalized medical marijuana yet. But the North Carolina Compassionate Care Act, a bill to legalize medical cannabis, is currently making progress in the state legislature.

Native American tribes are not bound by…

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