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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