Virginia Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is Illegal in Virginia

Cannabis is illegal for all purposes in Virginia. Possession of a small amount is a criminal misdemeanor. In 2015 treatment of severe epilepsy using CBD oil was legalized.

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News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis.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

Virginia's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There is only one federally-recognized tribes in Virginia, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to this Virginia tribe. The Pamunkey are federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.

Pamunkey Indian Tribe
1054 Pocahontas Trail
King William
VA 23086
804-339-1629

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Virginia Tribes

Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe recognizes the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or business plans.