Ho-Chunk announced Saturday that its General Council voted to reverse a policy that made the use and sale of marijuana on tribal lands illegal. Sixty-three percent of members voted in favor, 34 percent voted against and 3 percent abstained.
The vote comes about a month after members of the Menominee Indian Tribe endorsed possible legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use on their northeastern Wisconsin reservation.
According to a post on the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Facebook page, all branches of the tribe’s government will start to determine how to move forward with the legalization process.
Last year the Justice Department announced it would let Indian tribes legalize and regulate marijuana.