Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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.
Recreational use of marijuana in Florida remains illegal.
Only two Florida tribes are recognized by the federal government, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and Seminole Tribe of Florida.
For a complete list of Florida tribes and their locations, see our page about Florida Tribes.
There are about 90,000 acres if tribal reservation land in Floriday. The Miccosukee Tribe has three locations and the Seminoles have six. Neither tribe has indicated plans to enter the cannabis industry.
The Poarch Indians from Alabama own and acre of land in Escambia County in the northwest Panhandle. The want to negotiate a gaming compact with Florida, but the Florida governor has shown no interest. The tribe is threatening to grow marijuana on their land if they can not get a gaming agreement.