The Tricky Relationship Between Marijuana and American Indians

Winona LaDuke | Inthesetimes.com | Dec 19, 2015 “You have an unmotivated person and you become more unmotivated on cannabis. I am afraid that the self esteem of our people is not going to handle legalizing it well.” —Kevin Shore, White Earth tribal member, Gulf War Veteran using VHA prescribed medical marijuana for his chronic condition. “I think that decriminalizing recreational use would benefit our people greatly since so many of us use it and many have been incarcerated for possessing it.” —Martin Reinhardt, Professor of Native American Studies at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan. It’s time to reconsider the Read More …