Court allows Nevada hemp grower lawsuit for public land access to proceed

A Nevada city facing a lawsuit over denying hemp production about 100 acres of city-owned property can’t avoid the case because it didn’t anticipate hemp becoming legal, a judge ruled in rejecting the city’s motion to dismiss.

Tahoe Hemp filed suit against Carson City in January, alleging the city denied it access to open space land to cultivate hemp.

Nevada’s First Judicial District Court rejected the motion to dismiss in part because the 2010 purchase and sale of land in question did not anticipate hemp growing, the Nevada Appeal reported.

In its April 17 decision, the court said the issues raised by Carson City’s District Attorney’s Office, including the question of whether hemp cultivation would increase the city’s liability, can proceed to trial.