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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Regulated Medical Cannabis is Legal in Ohio

Ohio has a highly restrictive process for licensing growers,qualifying testing labs, certifying doctors, registering patients and qualifying dispensaries. The medical cannabis program was enacted in 2016 and will be fully operational by September 2018. Recreational use of marijuana is illegal in Ohio. Posession up to 100 grams was decriminalized in 2016.

Ohio's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in Ohio.

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Ohio Tribes

With no federally-recognized tribes, there are no cannabis opportunities for American Indian tribes in Ohio.