Two North Dakota farmers, who filed a lawsuit in June of 2007 to end the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) ban on commercial hemp farming in the U.S., were back in court on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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The farmers, North Dakota State Rep. David Monson and Wayne Hauge, are appealing a decision by the U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota on a number of grounds; in particular, the District Court ruled that hemp and marijuana are the same, as the DEA has wrongly contended. In fact, scientific evidence clearly shows that not only is industrial hemp genetically distinct from drug varieties of Cannabis, but there are also absolutely no psychoactive effects gained from ingesting it.
How many US Presidents have voted to support industrial hemp in their previous political jobs before becoming President of the US? None to date, yet President-elect Barack Obama will be first when he takes office January 20, 2009. Mr Obama voted to support hemp farming as a Illinois state senator.