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South Dakota to Vote on Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Dispensaries

In November of 2020, South Dakota constituents will have the option of

expressing their wishes on the status of medical marijuana in their state.


The secretary of state validated signatures and will allow the issue on a ballot for next year’s election.


This is the first of two petitions submitted to the office of the secretary of state.


Per the initiated measure, this petition would legalize marijuana testing, manufacturing, and cultivation facilities, as well as marijuana dispensaries. These establishments would be required to submit applications and register with the Department.



If passed and made a new medical marijuana law in South Dakota, qualified medical patients would be allowed delivery, manufacture-and for State residents, cultivation-of marijuana and marijuana-based products to treat or alleviate debilitating medical conditions certified by the patients’ practitioners.



Marijuana Possession Decimalization?

Qualified medical patients (cardholders) would be allowed to have up to three (3) ounces of of marijuana and additional amounts of marijuana products.


These new laws, requirements and plans for the safe manufacture, and security of patients, caregivers and facilities may come to fruition in the near future.