South Dakota officials hope to avoid drug jar identification delays
SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) – South Dakota’s top health official told lawmakers on Wednesday she was trying to avoid missing a November deadline to start issuing marijuana ID cards to for medical purposes by holding a series of meetings to avoid any objections to its proposed rules.
As the state prepares to legalize medical marijuana this year, the Department of Health has found itself balancing the concerns of pot advocates, doctors, law enforcement and government agencies. . The department, which was tasked with setting up much of the state’s fundraising program under a law passed by voters last year, will hold a series of meetings and a town hall by phone to respond concerns before its rules come into effect.