South Dakota Cannabis Market

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Initiated Measure 26 (IM26)

South Dakota Initiated Measure 26 (IM26) was a voter initiative to legalize medical cannabis. The initiative was certified by the South Dakota Secretary of State for the 2020 ballot on December 19, 2019.
Jul. 1, 2021

New Laws go into effect for medical marijuana.

Department of Health has 180 days to create a program from this date for medical licenses and issue of patient cards for sales and commercial growers.

Nov. 18, 2021 The Department of Health will begin issuing patient registration cards.
Apr. 1, 2022 Department of Revenue issues guidelines.

Jul. 1, 2021

  • New Laws go into effect for medical marijuana.
  • Department of Health has 180 days to create a program from this date for medical licenses and issue of patient cards for sales and commercial growers.

Nov. 18, 2021

  • The Department of Health will begin issuing patient registration cards.

Apr. 1, 2022

  • Department of Revenue issues guidelines.

The following licenses will be provided:

  • Cultivation
  • Processing Wholesale
  • Retail (Storefront)
  • Testing Laboratory

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