PIERRE – Governor Kristi Noem, with the South Dakota Department of Health and the South Dakota Department of Education, has launched medcannabis.sd.gov, a website that answers questions and provides information about the upcoming medical cannabis program, due to take effect July 1st 2021.
“One of my duties as governor is to ensure that the will of the people and all constitutional laws are enforced,” said 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. “
Medical cannabis will be legal on July 1, 2021 after South Dakota voters passed Measure 26 initiated in November 2020. The medical cannabis program is on schedule. The ministries of health and education are creating and operating the new regulatory program to ensure the safety of patients, students and the public in this new industry.
“We’re working hard to streamline the process of giving people medical cards,” Noem continued. “Other countries made mistakes that we don’t want to repeat, so we proceeded cautiously.”
In conjunction with the website, Noem also posted a new public notice (PSA) to let the people of South Dakota know where to find more information about the medical cannabis program.