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Louisiana Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

Medical Marijuana is Legal in Louisiana

Medical marijuana became legal in 2019, and 9 dispensaries have been licensed. The Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners has licensed doctors for prescribing medical marijuana. Recreational use of marijuana remains illegal and is punishable with $300 fine and 15 days in jail.

Louisiana's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Louisiana Tribes

Louisiana tribes recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or any business plans.