Navajo Nation files lawsuit against hemp, marijuana farmers

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Diana Castillo

Updated: October 29, 2020 06:42 PM

Created: October 29, 2020 06:05 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit against all known farmers who are growing hemp and or marijuana in and around Shiprock.

Nation Attorney General Doreen McPaul announced the lawsuit Wednesday in a news release. She said in part, “These individuals have substantially injured the community and the nation, as a whole, by illegally drilling wells to water their hemp and marijuana plants, by illegally dumping and burying solid waste, by carelessly storing and applying hazardous pesticides on their lands, and installing ill- constructed septic tanks that are leaking sewage into our lands and groundwater.”

This is not the first lawsuit filed against the hemp farm operations. The Navajo Nation sued the president…

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