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Feds seize 2,000 hemp plants

Posted on August 25, 2000

Federal agents seized at least 2,000 marijuana plants Thursday from land on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota, U.S. Attorney Ted McBride said Friday.

Marijuana crops raided

Posted on August 25, 2000

Federal agents seized thousands of marijuana plants growing at two industrial-hemp test plots on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation early Thursday morning. No arrests were made, but grand-jury indictments are expected. For 1,000 or more plants, punishment upon conviction is 10 years to life in prison.

Lawmaker From Strandburg Won’t Give Up on Hemp

Posted on May 24, 2000

Despite the South Dakota Legislature’s rejection of two measures to allow growth and marketing of industrial hemp in South Dakota, a supporter of the effort says he’s not giving up. Rep. Bob Weber, R-Strandburg, who is a farmer, says legalization of hemp could help ensure the survival of some family farms.