Two South Dakota ballot initiatives have been approved, making recreation and medical marijuana legal in South Dakota.

Adults 21 years of age and older will be able to possess and distribute up to 1 oz of marijuana, as well as being allowed to cultivate up to three cannabis plants. This legalization will become law on July 1, 2021, and license regulations will be developed by the Department of Revenue by April 1, 2022.

Patients suffering from debilitating conditions will now be allowed to purchase and possess up to 3 oz of marijuana from a licensed dispensary. Patient registration cards must be issued by November 18th, 20201 and the Department of Health will have to enact regulations for the program until October 29, 2021. 

Along with Arizona, Montana, and New Jersey, South Dakota has now legalized the use of Marijuana, eight years after Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the drug. 

The state of Florida legalized medical marijuana on June 16, 2014, becoming the 22nd state to legalize access to medical marijuana. If you have a medical condition that medical cannabis can help with, click the link below to see if you qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card.