In March, 2004, Ron Kiczenski filed the initial papers in a petition to have the Dept. of Interior declare industrial hemp (specifically, the historic strains that grow wild now, descended from the seed stock grown commercially in the US until 1937) an endangered species.
The Dept of Interior responded...
Bob Newland harvested some hemp and sent it to the Endangered Species Listing Director.
Kiczenski sent the Dept of Interior some supporting evidence.
Dept of Interior still drags its feet.
Kiczenski sent the Dept of Interior some more supporting evidence.
The next step (as of 18 April 2007) is to file suit, since the petition to have hemp declared and endangered species has been rejected.