Montana Tribes and Marijuana

Medical Cannabis is Legal in Montana

Montana legalized the use of cannabis for medical purposes in 2014. 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News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis.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

Montana's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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

Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, MT
Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of MT
Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, MT
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
Crow Tribe of Montana
Fort Belknap Indian Community
Northern Cheyenne Tribe

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Montana Tribes

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