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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

The medical or recreational use of cannabis is illegal in Texas. The one exception is low-THC CBD oil is allowed for treatment of epilepsy.

Texas's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are three federally-recognized tribes in Texas. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to these Texas tribes. Each is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Texas Tribes

Texas tribes recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or business plans.