As recently as last month, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem continued to say she would veto any bill legalizing hemp production that hit her desk.
That changed this week as the governor issued a video that proposes a path forward for legalizing industrial hemp. Noem says things have changed..
Noem says she won’t veto a hemp bill provided it contains four “guardrails” she provided to lawmakers.
House Majority Leader Lee Qualm of Platte has said he’d like to get the hemp bill passed early in session. Noem seems to agree..
The Legislative session begins Tuesday.