FOLKS ARE ASKING: IS CBD OIL LEGAL IN SOUTH DAKOTA?
Like many states, South Dakota’s guidelines surrounding hemp growing, selling, and consumption are confusing. While you often read articles that claim CBD is accepted everywhere, the reality is some states have more stringent guidelines in place than others. This is mainly due to the misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the updated U.S. Farm Bill’s passing in late 2018.
In short, the Farm Bill allows states to decide whether or not they want to implement an industrial hemp growing platform. It doesn’t actually mention anything about CBD. The problem is, when the Farm Bill passed, many people assumed complete nationwide acceptance of CBD – as long as it was derived from hemp and contained 0.3% THC or less. Few people realized that states still had the right to “reject” the new version of the Farm Bill as they saw fit.
In South Dakota, legislation has finally been approved (as of mid-2020) to allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp. Hopefully, this will lead to increased availability of authentic, high-quality hemp-derived CBD oils and other CBD products.