Note: Wolftown Rep. Jeremy Wilson will give a speech entitled “Is cannabis the right fit for your tribe?” at the Native American Finance Officers Association Conference being held April 15-16 in Portland, Ore. This letter describes what he will discuss.
I will talk about my feasibility study, and what my plans are for the EBCI (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians). The point of my study is not to simply legalize cannabis or just being a shop to Cherokee. It is centered heavily around the hemp industry, and also, weighing the options of what marijuana initiatives could look like for our tribe, but the immediate mission is hemp.
Hemp is a multi-billion dollar industry, and gains most of its revenue through products. I want to see our Tribe invest into this industry by means of establishing our own Hemp Farmacy, and utilizing our new LLC Board to branch the Tribe out in the