A South Dakota Indian Tribe could be ready to renew its bid to open a marijuana growing facility after a measure in the state legislature failed to get support on Tuesday.
 
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe torched its pot crop last year after fears of state or federal prosecution developed.

Tuesday South Dakota’s House Health and Human Services Committee voted 11-1 against vote a bill that would’ve have changed state law regarding marijuana.

In 2015 the tribe started growing marijuana on the reservation with plans to open a marijuana lounge.  It never opened and the tribe burned its marijuana. Confusion over the concept grew in 2014 after the U.S. Department of Justice released a memorandum giving tribes the OK to possess pot on reservation land.

Recently the Omaha Tribe of Iowa also looked into the concept of growing marijuana on the reservation. The tribe recently asked members to weigh-in on the idea. A vote showed most members supported the idea of marijuana production but no formal action was ever taken.