Rep. Brian Mulder, R-Sioux Falls, speaks on behalf of a bill to ban most delta-8 THC products on Jan. 30, 2024 in Pierre. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Targeted ‘diet weed’ ban clears first hurdle in House committee

BY: - January 30, 2024

PIERRE — There are at least three shops that sell products made from the legal, hemp-derived cousins of marijuana within a half mile of the state Capitol.  On Tuesday, lawmakers took the first steps toward a ban on what’s sold there – and in every corner of the state. House Bill 1125 would ban most […]

A neon sign advertises delta-8 products at a store in Sioux Falls. (John Hult/South Dakota Searchlight)

Recreational marijuana is illegal, but its high-inducing cousins are widespread

BY: - February 25, 2023

Recreational marijuana is illegal in South Dakota – voters confirmed as much in November – but the next best thing is available from border to border. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation of hemp. By extension, it legalized two cannabinoids called delta-8 and delta-10 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which occur naturally in tiny amounts in the […]