A North Carolina tribal chief reportedly proposed $64 million in additional spending for what would be the state’s first medical cannabis dispensary, but he rejected it.
of Charlotte Observer report Richard Snead, chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, said in a Facebook message on Friday: for $50 million. ”
“The project originally cost $50 million for outdoor grow, indoor grow, and indoor clinics, but is now said to be $95 million. It has been spent to date,” Snead said. I am writing in my message. As quoted by Charlotte Observer.
The tribe is now planning to open a massive cannabis superstore that will be the first marijuana dispensary in North Carolina. Charlotte Observer“The Cherokee Tribe is converting a large old bingo hall into North Carolina’s first dispensary. It’s the only place a three-hour drive from Charlotte where weed is legally sold.”
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have approved an ordinance to legalize medical cannabis on their land in 2021.
“The Board’s approval of the Medical Marijuana Act is a testament to a shift in attitudes toward legal marijuana, and a growing body of evidence supporting cannabis as a medicine, especially for people with debilitating conditions such as cancer and chronic pain. ,” said Snead. Time.
In November, the tribe announced it would begin its first harvest of marijuana.
There are no other dispensaries in North Carolina where both medical and recreational cannabis are illegal under state law, but the Cherokee, like other tribes across the United States, have sovereignty over their lands. I’m here.
according to Charlotte ObserverIn his Facebook post on Friday, Snead said, “I have attached a copy of a letter in which he informs Tribal Council Chairman Richard French of his veto and the reasons for it.
of Observer Here’s the background to the controversy:
“Snead told French that he’s ‘fully supportive of cannabis for both medical and adult use.’ He added that he was “encouraged and inspired” by The business is operated by Qualla Enterprises LLC, the tribe’s for-profit medical cannabis division. Still, Sneed says in French: Current projected costs are almost 100% over budget compared to his original RFP projected costs. RFP stands for “request for proposal”. ”
The clinic is scheduled to open later this year.
Members of the North Carolina legislature have pushed a bill to legalize medical marijuana treatment in the state.
Republican Senator Bill Lavon introduced a bill earlier this year called the North Carolina Compassionate Care Act. epilepsy; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive status; Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AID); Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); Crohn’s Disease; Sickle Cell Anemia; Parkinson’s Disease; cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or persistent nausea in nonpregnant individuals associated with terminal or hospice care, or bedridden or homebound due to conditions; Terminal illness less than a month old. [or] A condition that results in an individual receiving hospice care. ”