Nevada Tribes and Marijuana

Las Vegas Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace - Las Vegas Paiute Tribe opened the "Largest Marijuana Store on Planet" (October 17, 2017)

UPDATE: Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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 had previously issued a non-enforcement policy in 2014 regarding marijuana on tribal lands. It allowed 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 Legal in Nevada

Medical use of marijuana became legal in 2000. Recreational use became legal January 1, 2017

State legislation in June 2017 allows Nevada's tribes to negotiate medical marijuana compacts with the state for the use, cultivation and sale of marijuana on Indian reservations. Although these compacts are not legally necessary for tribes, the compact acknowledges the tribes federal marijuana rights, and the tribes agree to follow state laws.

Nevada's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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

Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada
Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon
Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada
Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada
Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada
Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada
Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada
Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada
Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada
Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada
Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada

Cannabis is legal in Nevada for all uses by adults, and the state government has approved laws for all Nevada tribes to grow and sell marijuana on their reservations.

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Nevada Tribes

Many Nevada tribes recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or any business plans. Others have accepted the challenges, announced their plans and started cannabis business on their reservations.

First Nevada Tribes Sign Marijuana Compacts

August 3, 2017

The Ely Shoshone Tribe and the Yerington Paiute Tribe are the first tribes in Nevada to sign marijuan compacts with the state.

Senate Bill 375 was passed and signed in June 2017 allows the governor to negotiate and sign marijuana compacts with all Nevada tribes.

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe has also signed a marijuana compact with the state.


Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Opens "Largest Marijuana Store on Planet"

October 17, 2017

Drive thru is open 24 hours

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe celebrated the opening of their Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace near downtown Las Vegas. They claim their 15,800 sq-ft store is the largest marijuana retail outlet in the U.S. The store is located about 1.5 miles from Fremont Street Experienceat at 1225 N. Main St (north of Washington Avenue). It has a 168-foot checkout desk with 13 point-of-sale terminalsthat can serve up to 2,500 customers a day.

Nuwu is the Paiute name for "the Southern Paiute people". The Las Vegas tribe has 56 members and owns 56-member tribe

Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace
1235 Paiute Circle
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 844-2707