Medical marijuana now legal in South Dakota, but the only people currently issuing cards are the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. The South Dakota Highway Patrol has issued guidance that they will only recognize these cards as valid if they belong to an enrolled member of the Tribe, and with the state not issuing cards until November 2021, the only other cards currently recognized are valid cards from other states.
But, the guidance from the Highway Patrol also states that citizens will not be arrested if they claim to have a valid medical reason to possess the marijuana, and can then prove their condition. With this in mind, many of those who could benefit from marijuana may be wondering if their doctor will sign off on their use of it.
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