Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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.
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.
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.
For a complete list of Utah tribes and their locations, see our page about Utah Tribes.
Utah tribes recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or business plans.