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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Cannabis is Illegal in Wyoming

All uses of cannabis in Wyoming are prohibited by law with the exception of low-THC CBD oil. In July 2017 CBD oil became legal for treatment of seizures.

Wyoming's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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

Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
14 Norfork Road
P.O. Box 538
Fort Washakie
WY 82514
(307) 332-4932

Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
533 Ethete Road
P.O. Box 396
Fort Washakie
WY 82514
(307) 332-6120

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Wyoming Tribes

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