Navigating the new patchwork of hemp laws

Jim Kent Jul 10, 2019
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Alex White Plume surveys his property on the Pine Ridge Reservation in preparation for planting his hemp crop. Jim Kent for Marketplace

Navigating the new patchwork of hemp laws

Jim Kent Jul 10, 2019
Alex White Plume surveys his property on the Pine Ridge Reservation in preparation for planting his hemp crop. Jim Kent for Marketplace
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Now that hemp has been legalized by the federal government, farmers across the country are anxious to begin growing it. That includes members of tribal nations.

One Lakota man on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Alex White Plume, is especially happy about this. The question is: Can he leave the reservation boundaries with his crop if the adjacent state of South Dakota has ruled hemp illegal?

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