Idaho Tribe Moves to Allow Hemp Production

The Nez Perce Tribe has proposed an amendment to its Tribal Code to allow hemp cultivation, processing, and distribution, the Lewiston Tribune reports. The tribe is based in Idaho which currently does not allow hemp production.

Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee Law and Order Subcommittee Chairman Arthur Broncheau said tribal leaders identified hemp as a potential source of revenue for the reservation “due to its versatility and organic nature.” He added that part of the program would be to educate people about the differences between hemp and THC-rich cannabis.

“Because there is tremendous growth in sectors of the economy that rely on hemp, the Tribe believes hemp is an emerging market that can accomplish economic self-sufficiency and increase jobs in our region.” — Broncheau to the Tribune

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