Governor Kristy Noem

The Legislature’s Interim Rules Review Committee approved the Department of Health’s proposed administrative rules to establish a medical cannabis program in South Dakota. The legislature approved 143 of 149 proposed rules.  

Following the legislature’s endorsement of the rules, Governor Kristi Noem and Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon released statements:   Saying South Dakota is on track to implement a responsible medical cannabis program. 

The Governor went on to say she commends the Department of Health for its work to streamline the process.  She also stated South Dakota will continue to implement the best and most patient focused medical cannabis program in the Country. 

The rules review committee chose to take out the list of specific medical conditions for qualifying medical cannabis patients, a list the Department promulgated based on public input.”