Rhode Island legalized medical marijuana for qualifying illnesses in 2006. Use and possession of marijuana for recreational purposes is illegal.
There is one federally-recognized tribe in Rhode Island. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to these Rhode Island tribes. Each is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.
For a complete list of Rhode Island tribes and their locations, see our page about Rhode Island Tribes.
Rhode Island,s Narragansett Indian Tribe recognizes the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but has not announced its interests or business plans.