On heels of news that the federal government legalized marijuana on native american grounds, a tribe in Mendocino County has said they have plans to grow and supply large amounts of medical marijuana in California.
It’s only fitting the tribe is located in the Emerald Triangle, one of the most well known places in the world for producing marijuana.
The 250 member Pinoleville Pomo Nation tribe will be consulted by Colorado-based, public company United Cannabis and Kansas-based company, FoxBarry Farms.
The two companies will provide assistance for growing and distributing cannabis on a large scale. Proposed plans include a $10 million, 2.5 acre indoor growing facility that is to be completed in February.
Additionally, the licensing agreement calls for United Cannabis to receive $200,000 in prepaid royalties & 15% of net sales.
Mendocino County officials were surprised by the news, citing urgency as a key factor. “The tribes are just getting out ahead of the game,” Mendocino County Supervisor Dan Hamburg said.
“From an ecological perspective, that does not sit well with me.”
Hamburg continued, referring to the plans to build an indoor grow facility that has considerable more environmental impact than outdoor or greenhouse marijuana cultivation facilities.
United Cannabis and FoxBarry Farms said they plan to launch two additional operations in California, though they have not yet disclosed the locations.