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Missouri Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is Illegal in Missouri

Cannabis is illegal for recreational and medical use with the exception of low-THC CBD oil for treatment of persistent seizures. Possession of small amounts of marijuana was decriminalized in 2014 removing jail sentences for first time offenders.

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News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis.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

Missouri's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There is one federally-recognized tribe in Missouri, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to this tribe. It is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Missouri Tribes

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma recognizes the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but has not announced their interests or any business plans.