RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City police seized hemp-derived CBD oil from a health-store because the products contained trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana that causes a high.
Police spokeswoman Brendyn Medina told the Rapid City Journal the department got a tip that some of the CBD oil at Staple and Spice Market may have THC. Store owner Carol Pugh says authorities took about $3,000 worth of products Thursday afternoon after an officer bought some and tested them.
Pugh says she thought the product was safe to sell.
South Dakota prosecutors have come to different conclusions about CBD oil. Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo previously said he won’t prosecute hemp-derived CBD-oil cases if there’s no marijuana. But the state’s attorney general says he considers all hemp and CBD oil illegal.