Status: In South Dakota, individuals may not possess marijuana for recreation or medical use. A bill that would allow Cannabis oil use by medically qualified individuals was approved but will only take effect if the FDA approves it.
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Number of South Dakota Licenses Available
South Dakota CBD Program Guidelines
South Dakota is currently not accepting applications to license marijuana businesses. To get ahead of the game and prepare for your marijuana business in the event the state legalizes marijuana businesses, review the resources below.
RECOMMENDED SOUTH DAKOTA MARIJUANA BUSINESS PLANS FOR MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSE:
- South Dakota Marijuana Business Plan Package
- Business & Operations Plan Template
- Cultivation Plan Template
- Manufacturing/Processing Plan Template
- Environmental Plan Template
- Financial Plan Template
- Fire Safety Plan Template
- Inventory Control Plan Template
- Patient Education Plan Template
- Patient Recordkeeping Plan Template
- Product Safety Plan Template
- Security Plan Template
- Staffing Plan Template
- Suitability of Proposed Plan Template
- Transportation Plan Template
The History of South Dakota Marijuana
On the 2006 ballot, the first bill to allow medical marijuana, called The South Dakota Medical Marijuana Initiative (Initiative 4) was defeated by a narrow margin of 52-47.
In 2010, it was revived under the same name, now known as Initiative 13 where it was defeated again, but a large margin of 63-36%.
An attempt to bring the same initiative to the 2016 ballot again failed. However, in 2017, the South Dakota State Senate passed Senate Bill 95, which would remove cannabidiol (CBD oil) from the definition of marijuana. So long as the FDA approved CBD oil for use, South Dakota would consider it a Schedule IV controlled substance and legal to use. The FDA has yet to approve CBD oil for use.