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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

CBD oil is being clinically tested and may become legal for medical use in the future. Industrial hemp has been grown in Kentucky since 1775.

Kentucky's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in Kentucky.

For list of the four Kentucky tribes and their locations, see our page about Kentucky Tribes.

Cannabis Opportunities for Kentucky Tribes

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