Anthony Broadman has been quoted or featured by the Associated Press, ABC News, Time, VICE News and other media outlets regarding the Department of Justice's recently issued policy regarding marijuana cultivations and sales on federal Indian lands. He has blogged about the intersection of Washington's legalization of recreational marijuana, and tribal sovereignty (here and here).
Anthony Broadman is a lawyer with Galanda Broadman in Seattle. He told Vice News the following in an interview:
“People who I’ve spoken to are excited about this, but along with that excitement there is a lot of caution that stems from tribal history with alcohol and substance abuse. The biggest issue is if tribes are going to want to use a drug as a way to make money. The history of Indian tribes and substance is not a pretty one.”
Anthony's partner Gabe Galanda has also spoken to Pacific Northwest tribal leadership on these topics. (His related PowerPoint slides are potentially available upon request.)
Galanda Broadman takes no position on whether tribal governments should legalize, regulate or tax recreational or medicinal marijuana, or forbid the the cultivation, possession or sale of marijuana, on Indian Country lands; but instead encourages every tribe to develop some form of policy to address the host of tribal sovereignty issues poses by state-legalized marijuana.
Anthony Broadman is a partner at Galanda Broadman PLLC. He can be reached at 206.321.2672, firstname.lastname@example.org, or via www.galandabroadman.com.