S’Klallam Tribe moves closer to marijuana sales

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The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe could open a marijuana store as early as February after a compact with the state was approved by the Liquor and Cannabis Board.

The Kitsap Sun reports the agreement, which creates a framework for regulating marijuana sales, production, processing and laboratory testing on the tribe’s North Kitsap reservation, was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee last week.

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe will begin selling marijuana in a temporary facility near its market. The new enterprise will be branded as High Point LLC and overseen by the tribe’s Noo-Kayet Development Corporation.

Noo-Kayet CEO Chris Placentia says construction of a permanent marijuana store at the same location could begin by the end of the year.

Placentia said the corporation also has plans to pursue marijuana production, processing and testing.


Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/