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Utah Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is Illegal in Utah

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

News Updates

News Congress May Block DOJ Prosecution of Medical Marijuana in 2-Year Budget
2018.02.10 - A budget deal may block the DOJ from money needed to enforce anti-cannabis laws in states that has voter approval for medical marijuana ... Read more
News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis. ... Read more

Utah's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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

Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah
Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, India n Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)
Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah
Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Utah Tribes

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