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23 new cannabis laws in place in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Of the 247 new laws that will go into effect in South Dakota on July 1, 23 of them deal with regulating the state’s booming cannabis industry.

Of these 23 laws, 7 apply directly to the possession or use of cannabis, while the others deal with the definition and regulation of the industry.

Laws relating to the possession or use of cannabis:

  • SB 5: An Act to revise acceptable conduct related to the medical use of cannabis.
    The purpose of this law is to enact limits on how and where marijuana can be used, such as bans on use in correctional facilities and on public transportation.
  • SC 19: An Act allowing certain facilities to establish reasonable restrictions related to the medical use of cannabis.
    This law allows establishments such as health centers and the like to restrict the consumption of cannabis by those who live there or visit them.
  • CS 24: Law fixing a maximum number of cannabis plants that can be cultivated by a holder of a medical cannabis card.
    This law describes the legal defense of a person prosecuted for crimes involving cannabis in the event that he meets the criteria required by the state to keep and grow his own marijuana plants. It also limits the number of plants a person can own to two flowering plants and two non-flowering plants.
  • CS15: An Act to revise the provisions providing that certain professions are not subject to disciplinary measures for certain conduct relating to medical cannabis.
    This law provides protections for those working in and around the legal cannabis industry.
  • SB 6: An Act to revise the provisions relating to the prohibited behavior of schools and owners with regard to medical cannabis.
    This law states that people cannot be discriminated against in access to education or housing solely because of their status as a holder of a medical marijuana card.
  • SB 7: An Act to revise the provisions relating to the custody and visitation rights of holders of a medical cannabis card.
    This law states that custody and visitation cannot be denied to a person simply because of their status as a holder of a medical marijuana card.
  • HB 1097: An Act to clarify non-required conduct related to medical cannabis.
    This law states that insurers are not required to cover medical marijuana, landowners are not required to authorize the use or cultivation of medical marijuana, and government facilities are not required to authorize the use of medical marijuana.

Other cannabis laws currently in effect:

  • SB 23: An Act to revise the definition of authentic practitioner-patient relationship.
  • SB 9: An Act to revise the definition of designated caregiver.
  • SB 26: An Act to revise the definition of practitioner for the purposes of the medical cannabis program.
  • SB 17: An Act to revise provisions respecting the reimbursement of costs associated with medical cannabis.
  • SB 27: An Act to revise the provisions concerning the refusal or non-renewal of a patient registry identification card.
  • SB 4: An Act to revise the provisions relating to a written certificate for the medical use of cannabis.
  • SB 21: An Act to revise the provisions relating to the revocation of a medical cannabis registry identification card.
  • SB 13: An Act to repeal provisions allowing certain documents to serve as temporary medical cannabis identification cards.
  • SB 14: An Act to revise the provisions relating to the confidential list of medical cannabis cardholders maintained by the Department of Health.
  • SB 190: An Act to revise municipal zoning provisions for medical cannabis establishments.
  • SB 118: An Act establishing provisions for medical cannabis testing.
  • SB 10: An Act to revise provisions relating to verifications required before receiving medical cannabis.
  • SB 18: An Act to revise regulatory authority over medical cannabis.
  • HB 1056: An Act to revise the provisions relating to medical cannabis data kept by the Department of Health.
  • SB 22: An Act to revise a reference to the Criminal Investigations Division.
  • SB 12: An Act to revise the Department of Health’s Annual Report on Medical Cannabis to the Legislative Assembly.