Legislation that excludes cannabidiol (CBD) from the definition of marijuana and makes it a Schedule IV drug has been signed into law by Governor Dennis Daugaard.
Senate Bill 95, “An Act to add cannabidiol to the list of Schedule IV controlled substances and to exclude it from the definition of marijuana”, was passed by the South Dakota Senate last month with a 27 to 7 vote; it passed the House of Representatives a couple weeks later with a 54 to 13 vote. Now, it has been signed into law by Governor Daugaard.
Senate Bill 95 was filed by Senator Richard Curd and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of eight senators. With its passage South Dakota joins nearly 20 states that have passed laws recognizing the medical value of CBD, one of the primary compounds found in cannabis.