Some tribes in South Dakota are laying the groundwork for residents to begin growing hemp in the next year.

The 2018 Farm Bill allows tribes to implement their own hemp programs separate from the states.

While Gov. Kristi Noem and the Legislature continue their stalemate over legalizing hemp, tribes in South Dakota have been moving quickly to adopt hemp ordinances, create committees to oversee their hemp programs and submit hemp plans to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for approval. 

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Lisa Kaczke ~ Sioux Falls Argus Leader ~

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