November 1, 2019


PLATTE, S.D.–The publication of federal rules for industrial hemp production will help spur a South Dakota legislative committee in taking further action.


Representative Lee Qualm of Platte (pictured) is Chairman of the Industrial Hemp Study Committee and says they are working through the rules…..


Qualm says they will meet again on December second……


Governor Kristi Noem is still strongly opposed to legalizing hemp.


Qualm says they hope to bring her around……



The hemp committee, which includes Watertown State Representative Nancy York, will meet the day before  Governor Noem’s budget speech on December third.