Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Judge lifts decade-old injunction against hemp farmer

By Dave Kolpack
Source: washingtontimes.com

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge on Monday lifted a decade-old injunction prohibiting a South Dakota tribal member from producing industrial hemp, although other issues need to be resolved before he can grow it on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken of South Dakota said there has been a “shifting legal landscape” since the 2004 order was filed against Alex White Plume, an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. That includes a change in hemp laws in the 2014 farm bill and legalization of marijuana in some states.

"We will survive. We have always survived. We're Lakota. We will survive this as well." --Alex White Plume

Congratulations Alex!

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