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Attempt to override Noem's hemp legalization veto dies in Senate
March 12, 2019 - 1:46pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- One day after Republican Gov. Kristi Noem issued her veto of a bill to legalize industrial hemp, the House has voted to override...
Senate revives hemp legalization in S.D. with saving grace amendment
March 6, 2019 - 5:49pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- After some legislative finagling, a bill to legalize hemp in South Dakota is still alive.
Hemp legalization in South Dakota barely hangs on after Noem's persistent opposition, failed Senate vote
March 5, 2019 - 7:20pm
PIERRE, S.D. — A bill to legalize the growth and production of hemp in South Dakota is hanging on by a thread.
S.D. House OKs bill to fund industrial hemp licensing
February 26, 2019 - 4:50pm
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota could be one step closer to legalizing industrial hemp — if lawmakers can win over the governor.The House on...
Minnesota hemp farmers could sell to medical marijuana producers under new bill
February 26, 2019 - 2:29pm
ST. PAUL — A new market could emerge for Minnesota’s licensed hemp farmers. Bipartisan legislation introduced Feb. 18 in the state Senate...
SD House passes hemp legalization bill despite governor's warnings
February 11, 2019 - 6:35pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota House has passed a bill which would legalize the growth and production of industrial hemp starting in July,...
SD capitol notebook: Noem urges legislature to table hemp legislation day after committee approves legalization bill
February 8, 2019 - 7:23pm
PIERRE, S.D. -- Friday, Feb. 8, officially marked the halfway point in South Dakota’s 40-working-day 2019 legislative session. Here are some...
South Dakota legislative committee to revisit CBD oil legislation after public pushback
January 14, 2019 - 7:35pm
PIERRE, S.D. — Legislators are revisiting language in the state's regular update to the list of controlled substances after facing public pushback...
Hopes for hemp continue to grow in North Dakota
August 3, 2017 - 11:13am
Pembina, N.D. - It's a budding business but it could be growing too fast. Even more farmers want to participate in North Dakota's industrial...
In Minnesota, pot's cousin explored as viable crop
April 10, 2017 - 1:24pm
MINNEAPOLIS — Sharp-eyed students at the University of Minnesota might do double-takes this summer if they spot what looks like marijuana plants...
Hemp comes to Red River Valley
April 10, 2017 - 9:45am
GRAND FORKS — A few dozen farmers, including some in the Red River Valley, are trying something new this growing season. The North Dakota Department...
North Dakota seeks farmers willing to grow hemp for research
January 16, 2017 - 9:27am
BISMARCK — The 2014 Farm Bill allowed for universities and state departments of agriculture to create pilot programs for the growing of industrial...
North Dakota seeks producers for second year of hemp growing
December 15, 2016 - 11:55am
BISMARCK -- After a successful first year growing industrial hemp, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking producers for year two....
Hemp may be next gold mine for Native American tribes
October 26, 2016 - 9:37am
Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some...
North Dakota's first hemp harvest yields good field for more research
September 29, 2016 - 10:58am
RURAL ELGIN, N.D. — Clarence Laub lets warm hemp seeds pour through his hands, the fruit of an unusual harvest in North Dakota’s commodity...