FLANDREAU, S.D. (KELO) — Two days before South Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary is expected to open, the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe hosted a tour of the facility.
The tribe announced plans to open the dispensary last week. The Native Nations Cannabis Dispensary is expected to open on July 1. The building is a former police station.
KELOLAND.com Original reporter Jacob Newton joined KELOLAND’s Sarah McDonald on the tour. Follow along with him on his Twitter feed.
@keloland our first peek at the Tribe’s cultivation facility!
Native Nations COO explains the grow operation. Says there are about 10,000 plants in the building.
Workers trim the plants within the facility @keloland
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem told KELOLAND News she was aware of the medical marijuana programs with tribes. She called it a legal complication.
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