Hemp May be Next Gold Mine for Native American Tribes

Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes

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Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same.

Under U.S. law, hemp – which comes from the same family of plants that produce marijuana – can be grown only for research, with a permit from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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