By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.
ONE FEATHER STAFF
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is going to look into the “impacts associated with legalization of cannabis” in a feasibility study that was approved recently. Res. No. 401 (2018), submitted by Wolftown Rep. Jeremy Wilson, approves the study which will be overseen by a group including representatives from the Cherokee Tribal Court, EBCI Public Health and Human Services, the tribal LLC Board, EBCI Division of Commerce, and one Tribal Council representative.
“The purpose of this study, and my intent with bringing cannabis/hemp to the Qualla Boundary, is to help break the stigma that has long plagued the plant,” Rep. Wilson said in a statement to the One Feather. “The problem we have is that the majority of people do not know the difference between hemp and marijuana. The overall name for both plants is called cannabis, but the name cannabis is mostly associated with