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US (SD): New cannabis cultivation center up and running

Medical cannabis is a growing industry in South Dakota. Right now, there are just a couple of dispensaries up and running, but there are others in the works. But where does all that cannabis come from to support the industry?

Cameron is the chief operating officer for the new Shangri-La South Dakota cultivation center in Brandon, where they grow cannabis two different ways in a very controlled environment.

"One there's a seed like you see here, two is a clone which you see here; clones are a clipping from a plant like this where you can see it's been clipped in half and this grows new roots," Cameron said.

From the lighting to the temperature, it all plays a role in the quality and potency of the product. "It's much more complicated than it may seem. It's not just planting a seed and growing a plant. There are a lot of things, especially under the medical regulations, that have been eye-opening to show the quality of product we're putting out when it's regulated versus on the black market," Cameron said.

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