PIERRE, SD – On Thursday June 17, Governor Kristi Noem, along with the South Dakota Department of Health and the South Dakota Department of Education, launched medcannabis.sd.gov.
The website is designed to answer questions and provide information about the upcoming medical cannabis program, which is scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2021.
“One of my responsibilities as governor is to ensure that the will of the people and all constitutional laws are enforced,” said Governor Noem. “I want South Dakota to have the best, most patient-centric medical cannabis program in the country. I’ve heard of people who are hurt and hoping for relief. My team is 100% committed to getting this program started as quickly and responsibly as possible for South Dakota. “
After voters in South Dakota passed Measure 26 in November 2020, the medical cannabis program is on schedule.
The Department of Health and Education will implement the new regulatory program to ensure the safety of patients, students and the public.
“We’re working hard to streamline the process of giving people medical cards,” said Governor Noem. “Other states have made mistakes that we don’t want to repeat, so we have been careful in our approach.”
Governor Noem also posted a new public notice in conjunction with the website to let the people of South Dakota know where to find more information about the medical cannabis program.
I want South Dakota to have the best, most patient-centric medical cannabis program in America. I’ve heard of people who are hurt and hoping for relief. We are 100% committed to starting this program as quickly and responsibly as possible. Learn more at https://t.co/u6cW1DPfXV pic.twitter.com/H8an2zUrSN
– Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) June 17, 2021