Without the State's Approval, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Opens First Cannabis Dispensary in South Dakota – nativenewsonline.net

Details By Darren Thompson July 05, 2021

FLANDREAU, S.D. — The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe opened the first cannabis dispensary in South Dakota on July 1, 2021, the first day medical marijuana became legal in the state. South Dakota voters approved Measure 26, the Medical Marijuana Initiative, on November 3, 2020.

Located 40 miles north from Sioux Falls, S.D. on the Flandreau Indian Reservation, the dispensary is being operated through FSST Pharms, LLC, a company owned by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.

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“The grand opening of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe’s Native Nations Dispensary went very well, and customers have flooded the dispensary all day,” Flandreau Santee Sioux Attorney General Seth Pearman told Native News Online. “The Tribe is confident that the regulatory structure it put in place will create a safe product that will benefit customers.” 

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (FSST) made national news after becoming the first tribal nation to legalize marijuana, this after the Department of Justice issued a memorandum in December 2014, stating that tribal nations may grow and sell marijuana as long as the

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