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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all Justice Department marijuana policies from the Obama-era on Jan 4, 2018.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

Oklahoma has very strict cannabis laws. Marijuana is illegal for all purposes.

Oklahoma's Federally-Recognized Tribes

There are 36 federally-recognized tribes in Oklahoma. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to these Oklahoma tribes. Each is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.

36 recognized tribes Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation (Oklahoma)
Comanche Nation, Oklahoma
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma
Delaware Tribe of Indians
Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Kaw Nation, Oklahoma
Kialegee Tribal Town
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
Kiowa Tribe
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma
Seneca-Cayuga Nation
Shawnee Tribe
The Chickasaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
The Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation
The Osage Nation
The Quapaw Tribe of Indians
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town
Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
Wyandotte Nation

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

Cannabis Opportunities for Oklahoma Tribes

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