A local tribe called Tribal Nation Flower Company recently opened near Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino. It hosted its official grand opening with a food truck, live music, and giveaways for customers.
“With this store, tribal cannabis has arrived,” says Ben Halley, with Honest Cannabis. It is the Las Vegas company is contracting to manage the dispensary.
Though the market is really expanding, Tribal Nation Flower Company is just one of five tribal-owned dispensaries in the state. It is tthe first to be set next to such a large population base, Halley says.
Local Tribe – Marijuana Dispensary
Last summer, the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has, in fact, signed a new memorandum of understanding with the local county.
It was mentioning among the items in the memo was the recognition of changes in federal and state laws. It would allow for tribal jurisdiction in regulating cannabis. Meaning, that while the tribe did double the limit of gaming devices inside its casino, it also would begin to incorporate cannabis into its economic development strategy.
In fact, it is very visible from the road. It does play heavy on the area’s tribal roots and proximity to Yosemite National Park. Moreover, the sign does, in fact, incorporate the area’s iconic natural features. This would feature along with a full moon and the words “Tribal Nation Flower Co. and Indigenous Cannabis.”
There had been plans for another near Fresno. To the south, the Tule River Tribe had, in fact, announcing in 2020 plans to open a dispensary nearby city, but that was putting on hold last year, according to the Hanford Sentinel.
Thus, Fresno is still working through its cannabis licensing process. There won’t likely see a dispensary open for several months. The Tribal Nation Flower Company is the nearest cannabis retailer. It would be for more than a half a million people in local Counties combined, Halley says.