Colville Tribes start hemp cultivation and marketing project in Washington

Indianz.com | Monday July 31 The Colville Tribes have joined the hemp industry.The tribe planted an industrial hemp crop on a 60-arce parcel of its reservation on July 9, Chairman Michael E. Marchand announced on Monday. The project is the first of its kind in Washington state.“The Colville Tribes is beginning the project because hemp, along with a wider regenerative agricultural program, can have a significant positive economic impact on our reservation and its members,” Marchand said.Hemp, like its close relative marijuana, is considered illegal under federal law. But a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill authorizes production in states where it has been legalized.Washington legalized hemp Read More …