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Iowa Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is Legal in Iowa for Limited Medical Use

Legal medical marijuana is limited to CBD only Oil and 3-4% THC oil. Recreational marijuana is illegal in Iowa. Possession of any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor.

News Updates

News Congress May Block DOJ Prosecution of Medical Marijuana in 2-Year Budget
2018.02.10 - A budget deal may block the DOJ from money needed to enforce anti-cannabis laws in states that has voter approval for medical marijuana ... Read more
News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis. ... Read more

Iowa's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There is one federally recognized tribe in Iowa, the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

The Sac & Fox Tribe is recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department, and the DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to this Iowa tribe.

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Iowa Tribes

The Sac & Fox Tribe recognizes the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but has not announced its interests or any business plans.