Recreational marijuana is illegal in Iowa. Possession of any amount of marijuana is a misdemeanor.
There is one federally recognized tribe in Iowa, the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
The Sac & Fox Tribe is recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department, and the DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to this Iowa tribe.
For a complete list of Iowa tribes and their locations, see our page about Iowa Tribes.
The Sac & Fox Tribe recognizes the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry. In 2020 the tribe submitted a plan to the U.S. Department of agriculture for growing hemp on its reservation. Federal approval was granted in April 2020. Details
Hemp is a variety of Cannabis plant grown for industrial use.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow tribes to self-administer hemp production on their reservations if they submit an acceptable plan. See U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program.
USDA-Approved Hemp Plans - IOWA
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November 30, 2020
The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa opened its Meskwaki Organix Store Nov 13 inside the Meskwaki Travel Plaza at 1494 Highway 30 in Tama, Iowa. The hours are 11am-6pm everyday.
The Meskwaki Organix Store is the first CBD dispensary to open on tribal land in Iowa. The products will also be distributed through Big River Trading Company, the wholesale division of the Sac and Fox Tribe.
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