When the owner of the Hemporium in Rapid City read the attorney general’s recent proclamation about hemp and CBD oil, he felt “shock.”
Jason Ravnsborg wrote that “hemp and CBD oils remain illegal in South Dakota” but at another point writes that just “industrial hemp illegal and all forms of CBD oil illegal.”
The March 25 press release was “so detrimental to so many businesses,” Leonard Vandermate of the Hemporium said.
He said customers have been calling him, including an older woman inquiring whether she would be in trouble for buying a purse made of hemp.
The release, titled “Attorney General Ravnsborg clarifies questions regarding industrial hemp and CBD (cannabidol) oil,” “made more confusion than clarification,” Vandermate said. He said while Ravnsborg shared his opinion, he didn’t share enough of his legal analysis and which laws he is relying upon.
The press release says anyone with further questions should reach out to Ravnsborg’s office, local law enforcement or the local prosecutor.
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