A “debilitating medical condition,” defined by SDCL 34-20G-1 as “a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe, debilitating pain; severe nausea; seizures; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis”.
PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS
Medical marijuana patients may possess up to three ounces of cannabis including other allowable products. Specifics to be determined within 120 days on the bill coming into effect.
Yes, up to three plants. In certain circumstances, a physician may authorize a patients to cultivate greater quantities.
Yes. A list of licensed dispensaries is available online.
STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL
Yes. All caregivers must submit the proper required documentation to the State Department of Health.
ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS
- Source: Medical Cannabis in South Dakota, as of October 2022.
EMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS FOR QUALIFYING PATIENTS