Hemp operation ongoing; Navaho Nation files motion to enforce court order


  • Last modified: December 15, 2020

Dineh Benally is continuing his hemp operation and the Navajo Nation is fed up.

Even after the Shiprock District Court granted a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Benally, his workers and others from illegally growing, producing, transporting, licensing and selling industrial hemp within the Navajo Nation, his operations have noticeably continued.

The Navajo Nation has filed an amended motion to enforce the court’s Sept. 18 TRO and preliminary injunction. Navajo Nation Police Officer Kyle Simms, who is assigned to Shiprock area, stated in an affidavit obtained by the Navajo Times that, following the TRO and preliminary injunction, he and other officers contacted each hemp/cannabis farmer and notified them of the orders and that they would have to stop operation.

“In providing these notices, we encountered many locked gates,” stated Simms, “which obstructed our ability to observe if hemp/cannabis operations were continuing.”

Simms stated they have been denied access from Benally’s security who have told Simms they need directions from “their boss” before they can give access to the hemp farms. From previous encounters with security, Simms stated he understands the boss to be Benally.

Hemp plants hang upside down to dry in a hoop house on one of Dineh Benally’s farms. [Read More @ Navaho Times]

_________________________________________________________________________

The post Hemp operation ongoing; Navaho Nation files motion to enforce court order appeared first on Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news.


More from our Blog

Jan 20
Medical Cannabis Program To Begin This Year After Funding Received

Use of products licensed under scheme can apply where conventional treatments fail.…

Jan 20
Jay-Z Joins Push to Boost Minority-Owned Cannabis Businesses

Rapper creates $10 million fund for startups, saying people of color have missed out…

Jan 20
Company Offers Cannabis Couquets for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, Torontonians can send a marijuana bouquet to a special…

Jan 20
Aurora Cannabis Lays Off Workers After Signing New Sales Broker Deal

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it has laid off some workers after signing an agreement with…

Jan 20
Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced in Nebraska Legislature

The push to make marijuana legal, whether for medical or other purposes, picked up…