Back in July, we posted on a couple of North Dakota farmers suing the federal government so that they could grow industrial hemp. The North Dakota legislature backs them, and North Dakota State University has filed their support of the farmers with the DEA.
According to this press release, the DEA has until August 24th - two days from now - to respond to the farmers petition for a license to grow hemp. We'll keep following the story. If these hippie farmers are successful, hippies everywhere will start applying for licenses to grow hemp. And move to North Dakota. OK, that's a bit of stretch, but who knows? It is funny, though, to see such a 'radical' movement coming out of North Dakota, of all places. Much more likely to be approved than if, say, Wavy Gravy was applying for the license in upstate New York.