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BROOKFIELD, Wis., Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- David Vialpando, director of gaming programs for OnCourse Learning Financial Services, is one of three distinguished panelists discussing the issues tribes with casinos should consider before making legal cannabis production part of their economic diversification strategy.
"Cannabis and Gaming: Should Tribes Get Into Cannabis?" is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the National Indian Gaming Association Mid-Year Conference & Expo at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.
Rion Ramirez, general counsel, Port Madison Enterprises, will serve as moderator. Panelists include Robin L.W. Sigo, Port Madison Enterprises; Bill Sterud, chairman, Puyallup Tribe; and Vialpando, chairman of the Santa Ysabel Tribal Gaming Commission and executive director of the Tribe's Cannabis Regulatory Agency. Port Madison Enterprises is an agency of the Suquamish Tribe.
Legal cannabis production details"NIGA conference attendees who are curious about legal cannabis enterprises on tribal lands or who are contemplating engaging in legal cannabis business will benefit from the lessons learned by Santa Ysabel in the Tribe's more than two years of experience in this industry," Vialpando said.
Vialpando plans to share Santa Ysabel's successful experience in the regulated medicinal cannabis market, including:
"Gaming should not be affected if the two enterprises are kept completely separate and prohibitions are put in place preventing any activity related to cannabis from occurring inside tribal casinos," Vialpando said.
Cannabis production issuesVialpando said he will address the following considerations with cannabis production:
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