State of South Dakota
Senators Volesky and Koetzle and Representatives Nachtigal, Begalka, and
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
authorize the production of industrial hemp.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Any person who has registered with the Department of Agriculture to do so may
plant, harvest, possess, process, sell, or buy industrial hemp, cannabis sativa L., with a
tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 0.3 percent or less. Any person who harvests, possesses,
or sells industrial hemp with a THC content of more than 0.3 percent is guilty of a Class 2
misdemeanor. However, no violation of this section that involves a THC content of less than
three percent may be prosecuted.
The secretary of the Department of Agriculture shall design and implement a
registry within the department by January 1, 2002.
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