Recreational use of marijuana is illegal in North Carolina. Possession was decriminalized in 1977. Cannabis for medical use is illegal except for CBD oil in the treatment of intractable epilepsy.
There is one federally-recognized tribe in North Carolina, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to this North Carolina tribe, which is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.
For a complete list of North Carolina tribes and their locations, see our page about North Carolina Tribes.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or any business plans.