Georgia Tribes and Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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.

Cannabis is Legal for Limited Medical Use in Georgia

Cannabis is legal for the medical use of Cannabidiol, known as CBD oil. It has no intoxicating effects. Recreational use of cannabis is illegal.

Federally-Recognized Tribes

Georgia has three American Indian tribes that have been recognized by the State of Georgia: Cherokee of Georgia Tribal Council, Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe, and United Creeks of Georgia.

No tribe in Georgia is recognized by the federal government.

For a listing of Georgia tribes and their locations, see our page about Georgia Tribes.

Cannabis Opportunities for Georgia Tribes

With no federally-recognized tribes, there are no cannabis opportunities for American Indian tribes in Georgia.