South Dakota lawmakers on Monday approved most of the state Department of Health rules for the state’s voter-approved medical cannabis program but rejected... South Dakota Approves New Medical Cannabis Rules

South Dakota lawmakers on Monday approved most of the state Department of Health rules for the state’s voter-approved medical cannabis program but rejected some proposals including limiting the amount of high-potency cannabis patients can possess, requirements that medical practitioners could write recommendations for patients that want to grow more than the three plants allowed under the law, and a defined list of qualifying conditions, the Associated Press reports.

The Legislature’s Rules Committee approved provisions that set a $75 application fee for medical cannabis ID cards—with a discounted fee of $20 for low incomes applicants—along with a licensing fee of $5,000 for any medical cannabis facility.

Republican Gov. Kristi Noem, who long opposed the reforms, said the approvals will help keep her administration on track to implementing the program.
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