Lawmakers meet with neighboring states on hemp

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota state lawmakers met with officials from North Dakota and Montana to discuss hemp legalization.

Officials from both visiting states say  that they did not face any roadblocks in legalizing hemp. Governor Kristi Noem remains opposed to allowing the crop in South Dakota, and sent members of her administration to voice their opposition in the meeting.

Public Safety Secretary Craig Price says he thinks legalizing industrial hemp would invite new attempts to legalize marijuana.

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