Truck driver arrested for transporting hemp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ( – A truck driver transporting hemp to Minnesota from Colorado has been arrested on Interstate 90 in South Dakota and charged with marijuana possession.

The Minnesota Hemp Association’s Joe Radinovich says South Dakota is violating the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized hemp.

Radinovich says the hemp had been tested to make sure it was well below the legal threshold for pot.

The Department of Public Safety points out that hemp is still illegal in South Dakota and that includes transporting it across the state.

A total of 47 states have legalized hemp. Governor Noem and the State Legislature have been at odds over it.