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U.S. says tribes have authority to grow and sell pot on reservations




Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary, on Sept. 7, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary, on Sept. 7, 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Native American tribes may now be able to pursue a new business opportunity: selling marijuana.

That's because the U.S. Department of Justice released a memo yesterday saying that tribes can legalize marijuana on their reservations, even in states where it's still illegal.

Barrett Newkirk, a reporter with The Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, joins Take Two to talk about what the new federal guidance might mean in practice.