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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Social Use of Marijuana is Legal. Sale of Marijuana is Illegal.

In January 2018 Vermont decriminalized the private use and possession of marijuana for adults 21 and older. Personal possession cannot exceed 1 ounce. Adults can also grow two mature plants on their private property.

The sale of non-medical marijuana remains illegal. Consumption of marijuana must be on private property. Public consumption is illegal. Marijuana use inside a motor vehicle is illegal.

Medical Cannabis is Legal in Vermont

Vermont first legalized medical marijuana in 2004. The recreational use and the possession of marijuana are illegal in the state.

Vermont's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in Vermont.

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Vermont Tribes

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