First reading of city ordinance to clarify legal status of medical marijuana
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Council met Monday evening for a first reading of an ordinance clarifying the legal status of medical marijuana establishments.
Medical marijuana becomes legal statewide on July 1st, but rules do not have to be developed until October 29th.
According to the ordinance, medical marijuana establishments would remain illegal within city limits, and an additional six months could be used to adopt a zoning ordinance for businesses. Before the ordinance can actually go into effect, it would have to pass a secondary reading in another two weeks.