Mashantucket – The Mashantucket Pequot tribe have declined to comment on an online report that they plan to open a “mega” cannabis dispensary on their reservation next year, a venture that the state’s new cannabis law would allow .
“Our tribe is reviewing all the options created by the legislation and currently has no plans to make this public,” the tribe said in a statement issued by a tribe spokeswoman.
Leafly, a website focused on cannabis use and education, reported this week that the Mashantuckets are planning to open a pharmacy less than half a mile from the tribe’s Foxwoods Resort Casino next year. The information was attributed to two unnamed tribal officials who “spoke on condition of anonymity because the Mashantucket Pequot leadership did not authorize them to speak publicly.”
The Mashantuckets previously announced that they would be interested in investigating a cannabis business if the state legalized it.
In June, the law, signed by Governor Ned Lamont, authorized the governor to enter into agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes “for cannabis companies and the adult consumption market.”
“So far, nothing is known to us about a tribal partnership,” said Max Reiss, spokesman for the governor, on Tuesday.