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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Medical Cannabis is Legal in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania legalized medical cannabis in 2016. Recreational use is illegal. Possession of small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized in a few major cities including Philadelphia and Pittsburg.

Pennsylvania's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in Pennsylvania.

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Pennsylvania Tribes

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