Wis. Tribe Sues State For Right To Grow Hemp

A federally recognized tribe in Wisconsin hit the state’s attorney general with a lawsuit on Thursday in an attempt to go forward with a hemp and nonpsychoactive hemp oil program on its land without the danger of criminal prosecution from state authorities.

The St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin filed a complaint against Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel in federal court saying that the tribe adopted a hemp and cannabidiol — which is derived from industrial hemp — program, but that the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office...

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