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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Cannabis is Illegal in Tennessee

It is illegal to possess or to use cannabis for any reason in Tennessee with the exception of CBD oil for treatment of epilepsy and other severe conditions. Marijuana possession of a small amount is a criminal misdemeanor.

Tennessee's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in Tennessee.

Cannabis Opportunities for Tennessee Tribes

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