Standing Silent Nation
A Native American Family Seeking Economic Independence

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It makes my angry that the US government is so intent on denying this sovereign nation the right to grow one of the few viable crops on its land. It shouldn't take so many years to approve industrial hemp!

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Very informative and somewhat unbelievable that the US governent and the DEA are so insensitive and uninformted abou the use of industrial hemp for the good of the Native American community and also the economic possibilities for the uses of hemp.

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