1st Marijuana Resort of USA to be opened in South Dakota

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on September 30, 2015.

History will be made, as the the Santee Sioux tribe will open the United States' first marijuana resort in South Dakota. The new move may create more economic opportunities beyond Casinos. Leaders from Santee Sioux tribe are planning to grow marijuana on their own and sell it in a smoking lounge at the resort, which will also include a nightclub, arcade games, bar, restaurants and slot machines. Music events will be included to woo the visitors.

According to The Guardian quoting the tribal president, Anthony Reider, "This is the first of its kind in America and it could generate up to $2 million a month profit". The first marijuana cigarettes are expected to be on sale at a New Year’s Eve party on 31 December. The legalization of marijuana on Santee Sioux, was confirmed in June 2015 following the approval of the policy by the Department of Justice, which allowed the tribes to grow and sell marijuana.

Although many tribes are still hesitant to take up marijuana, but the profit potential has caught the attention of many others, who are ready to enter this business or already taken steps to take advantage of the economic opportunities.

Marijuana Resort is a new concept in the United States. Even states such as Colorado and Washington, where marijuana is legal, never tried this. In these states, consumption of marijuana in public places, remains prohibited, except for a few private marijuana clubs in Colorado.

As many tribes in the United States depend on Casinos for their financial well being, the Santee Sioux tribe does not see anything wrong in trying out marijuana resort to fulfill their needs. They are hopeful of extracting more money from this new initiative, which may
fulfill many of their requirements and infrastructure development.

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