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Menominee tribe awaits judge's ruling in hemp lawsuit

 


The leader of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin says it won’t plant a new crop of industrial hemp until a federal judge resolves the tribe’s lawsuit against the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Chairwoman Joan Delabreau says the DEA raid last fall that destroyed the tribe’s first crop has cost the Menominee millions of dollars and unfairly suggested that “we were growing high-grade marijuana.” She made her comments Friday after attorneys for the tribe and the federal government presented oral arguments before U.S. District Judge William Griesbach on the DEA’s motion to dismiss the case.

Read more: http://minnlawyer.com/2016/05/19/across-the-region-menominee-tribe-awaits-judges-ruling-in-hemp-lawsuit/#ixzz49CD9ZGGj

 

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