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HB 1100 - Establishes a Task Force to Legalize Medical Marijuana by 2022 - South Dakota Key Vote

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Title: Establishes a Task Force to Legalize Medical Marijuana by 2022

Title: Establishes a Task Force to Legalize Medical Marijuana by 2022

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Title: Establishes a Task Force to Legalize Medical Marijuana by 2022

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a task force to legalize medical marijuana in the state by 2022.

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  • Establishes May 15, 2022 as the new date the department will issue registry identification cards to qualifying patients (Sec. 3).

  • Establishes May 15, 2022 as the new date the department will establish a secure phone or web based system to confirm marijuana registry identification numbers as well as (Sec. 4):

    • Whether the identification is valid;

    • The name of the cardholder;

    • Whether the cardholder is qualified for medical marijauna; or

    • Which dispensary the cardholder is qualified to receive the medical marijuana from.

  • Defines ‘medical purpose’ as a valid defense for prosecution involving cannabis if:

    • The person was in possession of no more than 3 ounces of marijuana, unless they were storing more in a safe place no one else could access;

    • The person had no more than 24 grams of cannabis in cannabis products;

    • The person had no more than 6 cannabis plants kept on their property; and

    • The person was engaged with cannabis to alleviate symptoms of their medical condition.

  • Specifies April 30, 2022 as the new date for the important to establishes rules for the oversight of medical marijauna including:

    • Governing how the department receives petitions to add debilitating diseases to the list of viable ones for medical marijauna;

    • Establishing how to register and renew applications for medical marijuana;

    • Establishing how to numerically rank applicants if more applicants apply then are allowed by a local government;

    • Governing the manner in which the department considers applications and renewals for medical marijauana;

    • Governing the medical marijauna facilities to insure the health and safety of its patients;

    • Establishing procedures for suspending or terminating registry ID for applicants that violate above distinctions;

    • Establishing labelling requirements for medical marijauna;

    • Establishing the registration of non-resident cardholders;

    • Establishing the amount of cannabis resident and non-resident cardholders may possess; and

    • Establishes reasonable application and renewal fees for medical marijauna.

  • Establishes the first day of school for the 2022-2023 year to be the new date to implement policies regarding students who are cardholders.

Title: Establishes a Task Force to Legalize Medical Marijuana by 2022

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