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Wis. Tribe Sues State For Right To Grow Hemp

Law360 (February 9, 2018, 5:27 PM EST) -- 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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Case Information

Case Title

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin v. Schimel, Brad

Case Number



Wisconsin Western

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


William M. Conley

Date Filed

February 8, 2018

Government Agencies

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