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Michigan Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

Medical Cannabis is Legal in Michigan

Marijuana for medical uses was legalized in 2008. Marijuana for recreational use is illegal.

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News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis.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

Michigan's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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

Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, Michigan
Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of MI
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan
Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, MI
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan & Indiana
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Michigan Tribes

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