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Illinois Tribes in the Cannabis Industry

No American Indian Marijuana Cultivation or Sales in Illinois

Medical Cannabis is Legal in Illinois

Cannabis is legal for medical use. Recreational use is illegal but was decriminalized in July 2016. Possession under 10 grams is a $100-200 fine and no longer a misdemeanor.

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News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis.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

Illinois's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are no federally recognized tribes in Illinois.

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

The State of Illinois has legalized marijuana for medical use, and the U.S. federal governament allows American Indian tribes to grow and sale marijuana on tribal lands. However, in Illinois there are no federally recognized tribes, and no Indian reservations. Therefore there are no tribal marijuana businesses.

See our page on Illinois Tribes for more information and history of the Illini or Illiniwek people.

Cannabis Opportunities for Illinois Tribes

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