WHITE EARTH — White Earth authorities said in a news release that they are aware of the recent shutdown of an illegal cannabis dispensary in the evening hours of Wednesday, Aug. 2 in Mahnomen. The Band is cooperating with the Paul Bunyan Task Force, White Earth Police Department, and the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office in their investigation of the alleged illegal cannabis dispensary. The incident is still under investigation, and the Band does not have many details that it can share at this time.
The Band would like to reiterate that while adult-use cannabis has been decriminalized in Minnesota, it is still an area that is heavily regulated by both the state and the White Earth Nation. No person or entity can produce or sell cannabis within the White Earth Reservation without a license issued by the White Earth Medicinal Cannabis Control Commission.
The Commission is authorized to issue a Notice of Seizure to any person or entity that is found to possess or sell illegal cannabis. The Commission will seize and destroy any illegal cannabis within the boundaries of the White Earth Reservation.
The Band is committed to supporting businesses engaged in the legal sale of cannabis and cannabis products. Unauthorized sales