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Menominee Nation set for court hearing in industrial hemp lawsuit

The College of the Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin. Photo from Facebook

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin will head to court next month to defend its right to grow hemp on the reservation.

Federal authorities destroyed the tribe's hemp crops last October. The tribe responded with a lawsuit that asserts governmental parity under the 2014 Farm Bill.

The law allows higher-education institutions and agricultural agencies to grow hemp in states where the plant is legal. The tribe argues that its College of the Menominee Nation should be treated in the same manner.

The hearing is scheduled for May 13 in Green Bay, WLUK-TV reported.

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Federal judge will hear arguments on Menominee Tribe's hemp operation (WLUK 4/19)

Relevant Documents:
Department of Justice Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country (October 2014)

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