Conservative, rural North Dakota has emerged as the unlikely champion fighting for the right to grow industrial hemp. Two farmers there have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, seeking to overturn the agency's longtime ban on growing the plant. Court papers and supporters both note that hemp and its much-maligned cousin, marijuana, are two distinct varieties of the cannabis plant. “They are genetically not the same,” said Adam Eidinger, spokesman for Vote Hemp, ...

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