South Dakota Health officials release proposed medical marijuana rules

June 25, 2021

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health’s proposed rules for medical marijuana include a $100 annual fee for card holders and a $5,000 yearly fee for businesses that sell the cannabis.

The state health agency released 105 pages of draft rules this week that include license fees, the renewal process, packaging guidelines and security plans, among other things.

Businesses that sell medical marijuana would have to renew their commercial licenses every year.

The proposed rules require approval from the Legislature’s Rules Review Committee, which is expected to formally consider them in September.