Louisiana Tribes and Marijuana

Medical Cannabis is Legal in Louisiana

Medical marijuan has been legal in Louisiana since 2016. Marijuana for recreational use remains illegal, however, the punishment for first time possession was reduced in 2015 to a $300 fine and 15 days in jail.

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News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis.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

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.