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Justice Department: Native Americans can grow marijuana, even in states where it's illegal

The Justice Department announced Thursday that the government won't prevent Native Americans from growing marijuana on reservations, even on those in states where marijuana is illegal.

Some restrictions will still apply — marijuana can't be sold to minors or grown on public land, and the new policy will operate on a case-by-case basis.

Native American tribes that don't want to legalize marijuana on their reservations can ask federal officials to enforce the law.