90 SD doctors approved to prescribe medical marijuana

Minnehaha County commissioners fear law enforcement could be overrun with calls if medical marijuana is widely accessible.

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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