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Kansas Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is Illegal in Kansas

First-time possession of less than 450 grams is a misdemeanor with a maximum 1-year prison sentence and $2,500 fine. Subsequent offenses can bring a fine of $100,000 and a sentence up to 3 1/2 years.

Sale of any amount is a fine of $300,000 to $500,000 and a prison sentence based on the seriousness of the crime.

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News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis.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

Kansas's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There four federally-recognized tribes in Kansas. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to these Kansas tribes. Each is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.

Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation
Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Kansas Tribes

Kansas tribes recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced any business plans.