Tribal Lands

Most of Washington’s federally recognized, sovereign Tribal governments have established Tribal codes and laws governing the use and possession of cannabis on or within Tribal reservations and trust land boundaries. Twenty-two of the 29 federally recognized Tribes have compacts with the state to grow, process, and/or sell cannabis. Some of the remaining seven Tribes are in the process of negotiating compacts to grow, process, and/or sell cannabis.

Like elsewhere in the state, Tribes follow and enforce the same laws for cannabis, alcohol, tobacco, and vapor products. These are all age-restricted products, making it illegal for anyone under age 21 to buy, possess, or use them. Those 21 years of age and older may buy, have, and use cannabis that was bought from a Tribal or state-licensed store. Additionally, public consumption is not allowed on most Tribal lands, but the specific requirements may vary from Tribe to Tribe. 



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