Over the Hemp?

Conservative, rural North Dakota has emerged as the unlikely champion fighting for the right to grow industrial hemp. Two farmers there have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, seeking to overturn the agency's longtime ban on growing the plant. Court papers and supporters both note that hemp and its much-maligned cousin, marijuana, are two distinct varieties of the cannabis

Conservative, rural North Dakota has emerged as the unlikely champion fighting for the right to grow industrial hemp. Two farmers there have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, seeking to overturn the agency's longtime ban on growing the plant. Court papers and supporters both note that hemp and its much-maligned cousin, marijuana, are two distinct varieties of the cannabis plant.

“They are genetically not the same,” said Adam Eidinger, spokesman for Vote

Register to view the full article

test - Advanced Registered User

Already a member? .