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Massachusetts Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is Legal in Massachusetts

Medical use of marijuana was legalized January 1, 2013. Recreational use is legalized July 2018.

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News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis.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

Massachusetts's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Massachusetts Tribes

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