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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

The use of cannabis in Nebraska is illegal for all purposes. Industrial hemphas been grown since 1887.

Nebraska's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Nebraska Tribes

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