Here Are the Indigenous Nations That Have Legalized Cannabis in the United States
Minnesota’s White Earth Nation says it will cultivate and distribute cannabis flower, free from the state’s strict medical marijuana regulations that only allow for oils, tinctures, and pills.
Minnesota’s Red Lake Nation became the first reservation to legalize medical weed in Minnesota last May 2020.
Bay Mills Indian Community in Michigan
Oglala Sioux Tribe, “…both medical and recreational marijuana passed by wide margins, with 82% of voters approving medical marijuana and 74% approving recreational pot”
Suquamish Tribe and Squaxin Island Tribe in Washington, “The Squaxin Island Tribe opened the United States' first tribal-controlled cannabis store, "Elevation", in November 2015. The Suquamish Tribe in Western Washington began selling cannabis in December 2015, collecting the same 37% tax as the surrounding state. Both tribes legalized marijuana internally, and signed 10-year compacts with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.”
Blackfeet Nation of northwest Montana. “The government of the Blackfeet Nation, found in the northwest of Montana, made an amendment to its Constitution to permit its members to have access to legal medical marijuana.”
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. “The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe members voted Dec. 14 to approve medical marijuana and the future recreational use of marijuana.”
North Carolina Cherokee Council. “On Sept. 12 the Tribal Council of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians voted 11-1 to establish a commission to develop the findings of a feasibility study entitled "Hemp as a Feasible Commodity for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians”.”