OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill into law authorizing his office to enter into agreements with tribes related to marijuana regulation.
The agreements would address issues of mutual interest, including law enforcement priorities and regulation of marijuana businesses on tribal land.
Tribes that entered into the agreements would charge a tax on marijuana sales equal to the taxes imposed under the state’s recreational marijuana system. An exception could be made for tribally-grown marijuana sold between tribal enterprises or to tribal members.
Several Northwest tribes, including the Suquamish, have expressed interest in legalizing marijuana on reservations. [Read more at the Kitsap Sun]