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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Medical Cannabis is Legal in West Virginia

Medical cannabis was legalized in 2017 for specific chronic medical conditions. Recreational use of marijuana is illegal, and possession is a criminal misdemeanor.

West Virginia's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in West Virginia.

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

Cannabis Opportunities for West Virginia Tribes

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