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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Cannabis is illegal for recreational and medical purposes with the exception of low-THC/high-CBD products for severe seizure disorders.

Mississippi's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There is one federally-recognized tribes in Mississippi, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to this tribe, which is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.

Cannabis Opportunities for Mississippi Tribes

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or any business plans.