Navajo Nation officials modify law for marijuana

  • The measure prohibits the possession, producing, transportation, advertising, usage, trading or shipping of the plant on the Navajo Nation.
  • An exception was built for hemp, which will come from the exact same species of plant but has no psychoactive consequences.
  • Officers also strengthened the punishment for violating the legislation by enacting the civil forfeiture of property, together with leases and permits.

FARMINGTON — Navajo Nation officers have current the tribe’s legal policy for marijuana and the penalties for cases in which individuals are convicted of offenses involving the plant.

The modification clarifies the legal definition for marijuana by labeling it a merchandise of the plant Cannabis sativa L. and prohibiting the possession, producing, transportation, marketing, use, investing or shipping of the plant on the Navajo Nation.

Nonetheless, an exception was designed for hemp, which arrives from the exact same species of plant but has no psychoactive consequences, and its output, which only would be authorized following a regulatory technique is approved by the Navajo Country Council.

Officers also strengthened the punishment for violating the regulation by enacting the civil forfeiture of assets, like leases and permits.

If the person discovered responsible is a tribal official, he or she would forfeit the right to keep business office, or present or long run work with the tribe.