Though medical marijuana has officially been legal in South Dakota since July 1, 2021, access through the state program may be a challenge.
As of March 29, 2022, the Department of Health (DOH) reports that only 90 South Dakota doctors have been approved to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients.
According to state rules, a physician is needed to begin the process of a medical card application. A prospective patient must schedule an appointment with a physician who is licensed to prescribe medication. According to state law, you will need an in-person visit with a physician with whom you have a ‘bona fide practitioner-patient relationship.’
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