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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Cannabis is illegal for all purposes in Idaho. Possession of a small amount of marijuana is a criminal misdemeanor.

Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are four Idaho tribes that are recognized by the federal government. These tribes qualify for the DOJ marihuana policy.

Coeur D'Alene Tribe
850 A Street
P.O. Box 408
Plummer, ID 83851-040
(208) 686-1800

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
100 Circle Drive
P.O. Box 1269
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805-126 9
(208) 267-3519

Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho
Nez Perce Tribe
100 Agency Road
P.O. Box 305
Lapwai, ID 83540-0305
(208) 843-2253

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation
Agency Building 82
P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203-0306
(208) 478-3700

For a complete list of Idaho tribes and their locations, see our page about Idaho Tribes.

Cannabis Opportunities for Idaho Tribes

Idaho tribes recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but none have announced plans to start a business. The state ban may have some tribes waiting for legal clarity from the federal government.