Cannabis Compacts

Chapter 207, Laws of 2015 authorizes the Governor to enter into agreements with federally recognized Indian tribes located in Washington State concerning the commercial production, processing, and sale of cannabis. The Governor has delegated the negotiation authority for these Compacts to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.

For information about Cannabis Compacts, please contact WSLCB’s Tribal Liaison at

The Compact template can be viewed here (updated April 2024). For copies of specific compacts, please contact the LCB Public Records Office at (360) 664-1769 or

Federally recognized Indian tribes who have a compact agreement with the State of Washington can also negotiate a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Tribes who plan on serving the cannabis patient community will need an MOA with DOH to access and enter information into the Medical Cannabis Authorization Database.

For more information about these MOAs, please send an email to or call (360) 236-4819.

An example of a typical workflow for negotiating and completing a Cannabis Compact and MOA can be viewed here.


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