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Menominee Tribe’s Hemp Crop Destroyed by DEA Agents

File photo of DEA agents conducting raid.

File photo of DEA agents conducting raid.

By Christie Green, CBS News, Oct 24, 2015

Federal Agents destroyed Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s industrial hemp crop on Friday, October 24, according to a statement by the Tribe.

In May 2015, tribe had legalized the growing of low THC non-psychotropic industrial hemp by Tribal licenses on its land.

In 2014 Congress had passed a Farm Bill which recognized a distinction between marijuana and industrial hemp that created an exemption to the Controlled Substance Act to allow for growth, cultivation and the study of industrial hemp in certain circumstances.  Read the rest of this entry