Illinois Tribes and Marijuana

No American Indian Marijuana Cultivation or Sales in Illinois

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Medical Cannabis is Legal in Illinois

Cannabis is legal for medical use. Recreational use is illegal but was decriminalized in July 2016. Possession under 10 grams is a $100-200 fine and no longer a misdemeanor.

Illinois's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in Illinois.

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

The State of Illinois has legalized marijuana for medical use, and the U.S. federal governament allows American Indian tribes to grow and sale marijuana on tribal lands. However, in Illinois there are no federally recognized tribes, and no Indian reservations. Therefore there are no tribal marijuana businesses.

See our page on Illinois Tribes for more information and history of the Illini or Illiniwek people.

Cannabis Opportunities for Illinois Tribes

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