A second recreational cannabis dispensary has opened on tribal land in Minnesota.
Waabigwan Mashkiki, a dispensary in Mahnomen in northwest Minnesota, began selling recreational marijuana Thursday. It is owned and operated by White Earth Nation.
The White Earth dispensary opened on Monday to medicinal cannabis patients and then on Thursday to anyone 21 and older.
“Our teams have been working diligently to prepare for this launch, and we’re excited to provide a safe and controlled environment for cannabis access,” the White Earth Reservation Business Committee said in a statement. “This endeavor aligns with our tribal sovereignty and self-determination.”
Among the products advertised on the dispensary website are cannabis flower and prerolled joints, and the site also references edibles and vape cartridges. A mobile app will be available soon, the site says.
The state’s first recreational cannabis dispensary opened Tuesday at Red Lake Nation’s NativeCare, about an hour and a half drive northeast of the Mahnomen dispensary.
A line of more than 100 exuberant customers waited outside the Red Lake dispensary before it opened Tuesday, with the tribe’s radio station broadcasting live and fireworks marking the first sale.
Tuesday was the first day Minnesotans could legally possess or grow the plant,