Medical cannabis program website launched by Gov. Noem, Depts. of Health and Education
PIERRE, S.D. — On Thursday, June 17, Governor Kristi Noem launched medcannabis.sd.gov, along with the South Dakota Department of Health and the South Dakota Department of Education.
The website is designed to answer questions and provide information about the upcoming medical cannabis program which is set to take effect July 1, 2021.
“One of my jobs as governor is to make sure that the will of the people and all constitutional laws are enforced,” said Gov. Noem. “I want South Dakota to have the best, most patient-focused medical cannabis program in the country. I’ve heard from people who are hurting and are hopeful for relief. My team is 100% committed to starting this program as quickly and as responsibly as possible for South Dakota.”
After South Dakota voters passed Initiated Measure 26 in November 2020, the medical cannabis program is on schedule.
The Departments of Health and Education will operate the new regulatory program to ensure the safety of patients, student, and the public.
“We are working hard to streamline the process to get medical cards out to people,” said Gov. Noem. “Other states have made mistakes that we do not want to repeat, so we have been careful in our approach.”
Gov. Noem also launched a new public service announcement in conjunction with the website to tell the people of South Dakota where they can find more information about the medical cannabis program.
I want South Dakota to have the best, most patient-focused medical cannabis program in America. I’ve heard from people who are hurting & hopeful for relief. We are 100% committed to starting this program as quickly & responsibly as possible. Learn more at https://t.co/u6cW1DPfXV pic.twitter.com/H8an2zUrSN
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) June 17, 2021