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Yakama tribe just says no to state’s legal pot market

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TOPPENISH — The Yakama Nation sits in the fertile heart of illegal marijuana country.

The soil is rich. The growing season is long. And the biggest illegal pot grow in state history was seized here on sacred forested acres where the tribe hunts and gathers food in the shadow of Mount Adams, also known as Pahto.

A year has passed since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana use. State officials are poised to issue licenses to grow, process and sell what…

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