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Disclaimer: The following information is based entirely on our own independent research. While our team strives to provide accurate and current information from credible state-run websites and resources, we are not lawyers or legal experts. As such, none of the following information should be interpreted as legal advice.
A Roadmap to CBD in South Dakota
Back in March 2019, Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg hoped to clear up CBD guidelines as they stood in South Dakota. This was largely due to the misunderstanding and misinterpretation that came along with the passing of the updated U.S. Farm Bill in late 2018. While you often read articles that claim CBD is accepted everywhere, the reality is some states have more stringent guidelines in place than others.
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 that, 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 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 soon, this will lead to increased availability of authentic, high-quality hemp-derived CBD oils and other CBD products.
As you’re probably already seeing, CBD oil in South Dakota is a complicated issue. For quite some time, representatives of the state were staunchly against its presence in retail stores, as well as against the cultivation of industrial hemp – which many CBD products are made from.
As we mentioned above, however, hemp will start to be grown in the state soon. Hopefully, this will soon lead to the manufacturing of locally-sourced hemp extract products (i.e. CBD oils, topicals, edibles, etc) that will become available to South Dakota residents. For the time being, feel free to browse our range of PureKana CBD products (some of which are highlighted below), which are made right here in the USA. we unfortunately do not currently ship to South Dakota, but we hope this changes in the near future. Stay tuned for more details.
CBD cream is precisely what it sounds like – a cream or lotion that is infused with CBD-containing hemp extract. As one might expect, there is much variety within this sub-market. You can find luxurious, moisturizing lotions as well as more straightforward ointments. CBD creams also come in many scents and strengths, and can provide a lovely aroma and delightful texture. They allow you to enjoy the potential benefits of CBD without consuming it orally.
Vaping is a popular habit nowadays, no matter where you’re at in the U.S. Seasoned vapers are enjoying the range of CBD vape juices that are now available. And to be sure, there are an extensive variety of flavors out there to try out. Those new to vaping can give it a shot using a disposable vape pen that is pre-loaded with delicious-tasting vape juice. And the best part? There’s no annoying hassle of refilling cartridges when you’re done.
CBD oils are the product you’ve probably heard most about. Out of all the products available, these are also the most common and most widely-used. They come in a huge variety of strengths, often starting at around 250-300mg of CBD per bottle. In case you didn’t know, a CBD oil consists of CBD that is suspended in a carrier oil (such as MCT coconut oil). You can use the dropper to place an amount of CBD oil in your mouth, or you can also consume it along with food or a beverage.
The 2014 version of the U.S. Farm Bill allowed states to implement pilot research programs for the cultivation of hemp. In other words, universities and research institutes could apply to grow hemp in the name of science. The programs aimed to discover more about growing hemp, including its potential economic impact and what all the resulting harvest could be used for. Many states across the U.S. implemented such programs.
The updated 2018 Farm Bill expanded on this to allow other (non-research) growers to obtain licenses for hemp. Of course, this was once again up to individual states. Some states submitted their own hemp cultivation plans for USDA approval. Once approval is granted, farmers in these states can apply to grow hemp, and in some instances, processors may obtain licenses to produce hemp-derived products.
South Dakota has finally jumped on the hemp bandwagon, and the state will soon be cultivating vast amounts of industrial hemp. As we’ve said, hopefully this will trickle down to consumers in the form of increased availability of well-made, high-quality CBD products.
A lot of media outlets out there continue to report on the confusion in South Dakota, but the frustrating thing is that not all of them are arriving at the same consensus.
There are very few (if any) CBD stores operating in South Dakota (if you live in South Dakota and know of some, be sure to leave a comment below!). Because of this, the entire situation has been putting off potential entrepreneurs that are interested in getting in on CBD’s current popularity.
Some residents have looked into the possibility of ordering CBD online in South Dakota, but no matter where a person gets their products from, it’s vital to find a trustworthy brand. To avoid poor quality or sub-standard products, always check a company’s lab reports to find out what exactly is included in the product. Remember, all CBD products should contain less than 0.3% THC. This information will (or should) be included in the form of lab report or Certificate of Analysis.
Industrial hemp has finally been approved for commercial cultivation in South Dakota, which is great news. While other states have enjoyed a robust hemp growing program for years, South Dakota is finally on the bandwagon. Hopefully in the near future, this will result in the production of quality, locally-made CBD products.
There will be a lot of opportunity for South Dakota farmers in the hemp sector, as evidenced by other states that have already caught onto the “CBD phenomenon.” The Mount Rushmore state offers beautiful world-class agriculture land, so we are thrilled to see what CBD-based opportunities lie down the road.
For now, options remain limited in terms to CBD availability. Some residents have inquired about the possibilty to purchase CBD online in South Dakota, but as we mentioned above, make sure you do plenty of research before placing an order. There are still a lot of porrly-made, unregulated CBD products on the market, so make sure you are not wasting your money. Or worse, jeopardizing your well-being.
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