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Governor Noem Signs Medical Cannabis and Hemp Bills into Law

The South Dakota Legislative session ended on March 9, with medical cannabis taking center stage this session. During the run of the general session Governor Kristi Noem signed 18 medical cannabis bills into law. On March 18 the Governor signed six additional medical cannabis and hemp bills into law. According to a press release sent from the Governor’s office earlier this month, implementing these bills will be part of Governor Noem’s focus on implementing a safe and responsible medical cannabis program that is the most patient-focused in the country.

Bills signed so far impacting medical cannabis and hemp include:

  • HB 1056 – revise provisions related to medical cannabis data maintained by the Department of Health
  • HB 1097 clarify conduct that is not required related to medical cannabis.
  • SB 4 revise provisions related to a written certification for the medical use of cannabis.
  • SB 5 revise acceptable conduct related to the medical use of cannabis.
  • SB 6 revise provisions related to prohibited conduct by schools and landlords related to medical cannabis.
  • SB 7 revise provisions related to custody and visitation rights by medical cannabis cardholders.
  • SB 9 revise the definition of a designated caregiver.
  • SB 10 revise provisions related to verifications required prior to receiving medical cannabis.
  • SB 12 revise the annual report on medical cannabis by the Department of Health to the Legislature.
  • SB 13 repeal provisions permitting certain documents to serve as temporary registry identification cards for medical cannabis.
  • SB 14 revise provisions related to the confidential list of medical cannabis cardholders maintained by the Department of Health.
  • SB 15 revise provisions providing that certain professions are not subject to discipline for certain conduct relating to medical cannabis.
  • SB 17 revise provisions regarding cost reimbursement associated with medical cannabis.
  • SB 18 revise rulemaking authority related to medical cannabis.
  • SB 19 permits certain facilities to establish reasonable restrictions related to the medical use of cannabis.
  • SB 21 revises provisions related to the revocation of a medical cannabis registry identification card.
  • SB 24 establishes a maximum number of cannabis plants that may be cultivated by a medical cannabis cardholder.
  • SB 26 revises the definition of practitioner for purposes of the medical cannabis program.
  • SB 118 establishes provisions related to the testing of medical cannabis.
  • SB 201 revises provisions regarding industrial hemp

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