- Tribes Can Grow and Sell Marijuana, Feds Say
- Hoopa Valley Tribe Will Vote Whether to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition on Tribal Lands Next Month
An initiative that would have decriminalized marijuana cultivation on Hoopa Valley land was roundly rejected at yesterday’s tribal election.
According to a preliminary tally, a little over 62 percent of voters gave the thumbs-down to and initiative, spearheaded by former tribal chair Lyle Marshall, to repeal Title 34 of the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s charter, which takes a zero-tolerance approach to marijuana cultivation on tribal land.
Elsewhere in the election: Current tribal chair Danielle Vigil-Masten was soundly defeated by challenger Ryan Jackson. Jackson will next face a runoff election with second place finisher George Byron Nelson, Jr. That election will take place in June.
We hope to have more on the election later today, but for now: Unofficial election results, as posted this morning on the Two Rivers Tribune Facebook page:
Note: This post was updated from an earlier version to explain that there will be a runoff election.