Tribe plans to move ahead with hemp cultivation
September 28, 2020
The Nez Perce Tribe is moving forward with plans to cultivate industrial hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill.
The tribe is seeking comments by Oct. 23 on its proposed amendment to the Nez Perce Tribal Code regarding the cultivation, processing and distribution of industrial hemp on the Nez Perce Reservation.
The hemp ordinance will provide a regulatory framework for safe and legal production of industrial hemp on the reservation. The ordinance’s approval must be completed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.