Legislative Hemp Hearing

Pierre, SD (WNAX) – The Industrial Hemp Study Committee will hold their first meeting of the legislative interim on July 11th in Pierre.

Committee Chairman, Representative Lee Qualm of Platte, says he was on a recent trip to Kentucky to see how they are implementing their hemp program.

Qualm says the Kentucky plan does a good job of helping hemp producers.

Qualm says there are many elements of the Kentucky plan that could be adopted in South Dakota.

Qualm says he hopes they can come up with some guidelines for the 2020 legislature to legalize growing industrial hemp.