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Tribe dips toes into pot trade with dispensary at former casino

J. Harry Jones Feb 24, 2019

SAN DIEGO — The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel opened a marijuana dispensary inside what once was the tribe’s casino off California 79 south of Lake Henshaw last month.

It was the first tribe in San Diego County to enter the lucrative marijuana business. Other local tribes are expected to follow suit, potentially setting up a confrontation with county officials, who have banned the operations in the unincorporated areas, though they have no control over the reservations.

The tribes have reached out to the state asking to join the larger licensed cannabis network but so far have been rebuffed.

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