South Dakota Starts Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Cards
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South Dakota Starts Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Cards

Physicians can now begin certifying medical cannabis patients.

November 9, 2021

South Dakota is now taking applications for medical cannabis cards as physicians begin certifying patients for the program, according to a KELO report.

Physicians can now access the state’s medical cannabis patient portal to certify patients, according to an update on the program’s website. Patients with a “debilitating medical condition” can qualify for medical cannabis, according to KELO.

Once a patient receives certification from a physician, he or she can access the online application process to obtain a medical cannabis ID card.

South Dakota lawmakers approved the state's medical cannabis regulations last month, and the Department of Health was required to begin issuing medical cannabis ID cards by Nov. 18 under Measure 26, South Dakota’s voter-approved medical cannabis legalization measure.

Meanwhile, the South Dakota Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling on the constitutionality of Amendment A, the state’s voter-approved adult-use legalization measure that has been challenged in court.