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Published May 18, 2010, 01:41 PM

North Dakota farmer wants another review of hemp case

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Republican state legislator and farmer from northeastern North Dakota who wants to grow hemp is asking another federal appeals court to review his case.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Republican state legislator and farmer from northeastern North Dakota who wants to grow hemp is asking another federal appeals court to review his case.

David Monson from Osnabrock filed a petition for review on Monday in a federal appeals court in the District of Columbia.

Monson and Wayne Hauge (HOW’-gee), a farmer from Ray in northwestern North Dakota, received the first state licenses to grow industrial hemp in 2007, but they’ve never received approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration, which considers hemp a drug.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in December affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the U.S government by the two North Dakota farmers.

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