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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Man takes hemp case to 8th Circuit Court

Sioux Falls Argus Leader, SD
The Associated Press

A court date has been set this month for a man who wants to grow industrial hemp on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Dec. 12 in a case involving Alex White Plume, vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

White Plume and members of his family have tried to plant hemp on their property, but it has been cut down and confiscated by federal agents.

Industrial hemp is related to marijuana and is used to make rope and other products. It only has a trace of tetrahydrocannabinols, or THC, the drug in marijuana, but it is illegal to grow hemp in the United States.


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