DEA vs hemp

The DEA is coming under pressure from state governments to allow hemp cultivation. In Kentucky, the Hemp Growers Cooperative is currently suing the DEA to allow farmers to grow hemp instead of tobacco. In Minnesota, Governor Jesse Ventura passed a bill mandating the state to seek federal approval of hemp cultivation. In Hawaii, Governor Benjamin Cayetano signed a bill authorizing a quarter-acre hemp test plot at the University of Hawaii, subject to approval by the DEA. Alterna Hair Care made a $200,000 grant in support of the Hawaiian research.