Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018. Change is coming and the following information will be updated as it happens.
The U.S. Justice Department issued a policy in 2014 regarding marijuana on tribal lands. It allows federally-recognized tribes in states with legalized marijuana to decide their own policies and self-regulate the growing and sales of marijuana on their reservations.
Marijuana in Arkansas is regulated by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission:
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission
Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
Suite 503, Fifth Floor
1515 West Seventh Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
The AP reported on Aug. 9, 2017 the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission had received no applications for grow and distribute medical marijuana.
There are no federally recognized tribes in Arkansas.
There are several American Indian tribes living in Arkansas including the Arkansas Band of Western Cherokee, Chickamauga Cherokee Nation, Chickamauga Cherokee Nation White River Band and Lost Cherokee of Arkansas & Missouri. None of these are formally recognized by the U.S. Government.
For a complete list of Arkansas tribes and locations, see our page on Arkansas Tribes.
The U.S. Department of Justice allows federally-recognized tribes to self-regulate the cultivation and sales of marijuana on their reservations. Since there are no federally-recognized tribes in Arkansas, the DOJ policy does not apply.