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Yurok Tribe passes hemp ordinance

May 11, 2019 Sonia Waraich Chairman: ‘They’re putting tribes in the driver’s seat’ to create new rules. The Yurok Tribal Council passed an ordinance Thursday to plan for the regulation of hemp in its territory. The tribe is looking to get into the production of high-quality CBD products.

The 2018 Farm Bill was a big step forward in more ways than one.

Not only does the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 allow for the drastic expansion of hemp production in the country, but it also recognized the tribes’ sovereignty in terms of making them the primary regulators of hemp in their territories.

“They’re putting tribes in the driver’s seat for putting that regulatory framework together,” said Joseph L. James, chairman of the Yurok Tribe, which passed an ordinance Thursday to develop a plan for regulating the hemp industry.

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