Red Lake to vote on medical marijuana

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will vote this May on a medical marijuana referendum.

According to an election notice, in addition to selecting the four district representatives from Ponemah, Redby, Red Lake and Little Rock, member voters will be asked “Shall the Tribal Council authorize the production, regulation and distribution of medical marijuana on the Red Lake Reservation?”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, member voters must request an absentee ballot to participate, and the ballots must be received by election officials on or before May 20.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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