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Published February 11, 2014, 06:28 AM

South Dakota tribe looking at legalizing marijuana

South Dakota (WDAY TV) -- Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing medicinal marijuana.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

South Dakota (WDAY TV) -- Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing medicinal marijuana.

The last push to bring medical marijuana to South Dakota was shot down by voters in 2010, but now, one Tribe will let its people decide. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council is looking into the possibilities of pot.

Last year, the Tribe voted to legalize alcohol after more than a century. This is not the first time Pine Ridge has explored the use of plants deemed illegal by the Federal Government.

Tribal leaders know legalizing marijuana won't be as simple as a public vote.

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