SD lawmakers, constituents try to work out timeline for medical marijuana

Legislature's executive board poured cool water on constituents' hopes that medical marijuana will available next month.

In a meeting on Wednesday, June 2, with the Legislature’s executive board, directors and attorneys from the health and revenue departments poured cool water on constituents’ hopes that medical marijuana will available carte blanche when it becomes legal next month.

“Any purchase outside the regulated marijuana establishments is illegal,” said Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon, repeating her assurance from a week ago before a legislative summer study committee that South Dakota-grown medical marijuana won’t be legal to purchase until early summer of 2022.

Read the full article at the Dakota Free Press.