House Bill 1008 has to do with the legalization of hemp production in South Dakota. It is reaching the final phase where a decision will have to be made on whether hemp production should be allowed or continue to be rejected. March 12th is the cut off date where a decision must be made. The final issue is funding which has been estimated to be 3.5 million dollars.
- House Bill 1008 has reached the final day on which it can be ratified.
- The date is March 12th, 2020. A decision will have to be made.
- The only hurdle left is funding which will cost an estimated $3.5 million.
Quote: “Any leftover funds allocated to the hemp program implementation will be deposited back into the state’s general fund. The Senate will decide to send the bill to Noem’s desk or kill it during session Thursday, March 12.” (Marvel, 2020)
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