Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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.
Marijuana for medical uses was legalized in 2008. Marijuana for recreational use is illegal.
There are twelve federally-recognized tribes in Michigan. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to these Michigan tribes. Each is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.
For a complete list of Michigan tribes and their locations, see our page about Michigan Tribes.
Michigan tribes recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or any business plans.