The Trump administration's failure to finalize hemp regulations is hindering at least one tribe's efforts to join the newly legal industry.
The window to plant hemp is ending soon and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wants to get moving.
Adult citizens of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can use marijuana and grow small amounts under a new law.
The Bay Mills Indian Community is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
Thousands of South Dakotan are not Christians -- most are Lakota people who practice the beliefs of their ancestors.
A bill that would breathe new life into food sovereignty efforts and expand agricultural and economic development opportunities in Indian Country is almost across the finish line
The state of Wisconsin is promising not to interfere with the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe's hemp and CBD business.
President Donald Trump is expressing support for a bipartisan bill that recognizes tribal and state sovereignty over marijuana.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to clear up a cloud hanging over marijuana in Indian Country and in states across the nation.
The Winnemucca Indian Colony is conjuring up Christopher Columbus in a lawsuit that challenges a raid of its hemp farm in California.
The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe is moving forward with plans for a cannabidiol production and distribution business in Wisconsin.
The White Earth Nation is looking to diversify its economy by growing hemp.
The Colville Tribes have joined the hemp industry, the first in Washington state to do so.
Hemp production represents a way for the Connecticut tribe to diversify its economy.
Widespread hemp cultivation would be an immediate boost to employment and would also provide for a more sustainable use of our lands than beef production.
No agreements have been signed to start growing hemp on the reservation, officials said.
The Navajo Nation Council legalized hemp in 2000 but cultivation has never gotten off the ground.
The Maine tribe was working with a cannabis development company whose executives have landed in legal trouble in South Dakota.
There was plenty of cause for celebrating at Kiza Park Saturday, June 25.
The move comes as Alex White Plume and his family host a celebration on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
A federal judge refused to treat the tribe in a manner similar to states when it comes to hemp cultivation.
The tribe is seeking governmental parity under the 2014 Farm Bill, which respects states' rights to legalize and grow hemp.
After living under the watchful eye of the federal government for the last 15 years, the trailblazing Pine Ridge hemp farmer can finally breathe a measure of relief.
In a ruling that is being called a win for tribal sovereignty a federal judge has lifted a decade old injunction against an Oglala Lakota farmer that prevented him from cultivating industrial hemp.
Citing changes in the legal landscape, a federal judge opened the door for Alex White Plume, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to cultivate hemp again.
A fellow South Dakota tribe ran into serious obstacles after legalizing the drug on its reservation.
Federal agents raided the tribe's operation last October even though field tests appeared to confirm that the tribe was not cultivating marijuana.
A Department of Justice policy generated a lot of interest in Indian Country but tribes remain cautious amid raids and legal concerns.
The tribe is seeking to be treated as a state when it comes to industrial hemp.
In 2014, the Department of Justice issued an enforcement memo addressing how Native American tribes should go about marijuana legalization.
Chairman Vernon Miller wasn't worried about a setback for a tribe in neighboring South Dakota.
The tribe plans to work with federal and state officials in Nebraska and Iowa going forward.
One question in particular drew the strongest support -- 77 percent of voters said they supported legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes.
Members are being asked whether the tribe should legalize marijuana or industrial hemp.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Drug Enforcement Agency searched the tribe's operation without interference, according to documents filed in federal court.
Federal agents said they found over 30,000 marijuana plants on the reservation but the tribe insisted it was only growing hemp, a
Cashinbis interviews Anthony Rivera, a former chairman of the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians / Acjachemen Nation of California who is the co-founder of CannaNative, a company that plans to help tribes develop hemp and marijuana economies.
CannaNative plans to help tribes develop hemp and cannabis economies.
Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent attorney and activist, is collecting signatures in hopes of forcing a reservation-wide vote on the issue.
With recent shifts in policy at all levels of government and an ever softening position amongst the general public about the criminalization of marijuana, one Oglala Lakota citizen is again reigniting his efforts to grow and manufacture hemp.
Former U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon wants tribes to be treated the same as states when it comes to legalized hemp.
Interest in marijuana is growing but tribes are being urged to move with caution as they enter the new industry.
The tribe will grow marijuana and sell it for medicinal and recreational use on the reservation.
The tribe has not legalized marijuana or hemp but the idea alone is already generating opposition.
Hemp is already legal in North Dakota and the former U.S. attorney in the state believes a new Department of Justice policy applies to the plant.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe allows hemp to be cultivated but federal agents in the past contended the plant was a drug.
Section 7606 of the Farm Bill establishes a pilot program for colleges and state agencies to grow industrial hemp for research purposes.