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AP News 3/5/2019

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota senators plan to reconsider a bill to legalize industrial hemp after the measure failed Tuesday on the chamber’s floor.

The 21-14 vote fell short of the two-thirds margin required to pass the bill. Supporters used a procedural move to revive it and schedule debate for Wednesday.

Gov. Kristi Noem has asked that lawmakers hold off on legalizing hemp this year, saying the state isn’t ready. Republican Sen. Jordan Youngberg, a bill co-sponsor, said it would give South Dakota farmers the opportunity to discover another market.

“Why stifle the market that could potentially be there?” Youngberg said.

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