South Dakota Health Food Shop in Rapid City Gets Raided for CBD Oil Products via Anonymous Tip

A health food store in Rapid City, South Dakota has been raided, reportedly due to concerns over hemp-derived CBD that allegedly contained CBD. Brendyn Medina, a spokesperson for the Rapid City Police Department, told Rapid City Journal

“Concerns were raised about the content of the products being sold.”

The raided store, called Staple and Spice Market, was raised last Thursday afternoon. The store’s owner, Carol Pugh, told the Journal

“I thought it was safe to sell. I did what I thought was my due diligence as a retailer for 28 years. I think I’m getting the shaft here.”

There seem to be conflicting positions between the Pennington County State Attorney Mark Vargo and Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg concerning the legality of CBD. Vargo shared with the Journal in April that he did not intend to prosecute cases where the hemp was derived from CBD oil because it is not considered marijuana. He stated,

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