PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) — Thursday, Governor Kristi Noem, together with the South Dakota Division of Well being and the South Dakota Division of Schooling, launched medcannabis.sd.gov, a web site to reply questions and supply details about the upcoming medical hashish program set to take impact on July 1, 2021.
“One among my jobs as governor is to ensure that the need of the folks and all constitutional legal guidelines are enforced,” stated Governor Kristi Noem. “I would like South Dakota to have the most effective, most patient-focused medical hashish program within the nation. I’ve heard from people who find themselves hurting and are longing for aid. My workforce is 100% dedicated to beginning this program as shortly and as responsibly as potential for South Dakota.”
Medical hashish can be authorized on July 1, 2021, after the voters of South Dakota handed Initiated Measure 26 in November 2020. The medical hashish program is on schedule. The Departments of Well being and Schooling are creating and can function the brand new regulatory program to make sure the protection of sufferers, college students, and the general public on this new business.
“We’re working arduous to streamline the method to get medical playing cards out to folks,” continued Governor Noem. “Different states have made errors that we don’t wish to repeat, so we now have been cautious in our strategy.“
At the side of the web site, Governor Noem additionally launched a brand new public service announcement (PSA) to inform the folks of South Dakota the place they’ll discover extra details about the medical hashish program. You possibly can watch the PSA here.
(The Governor’s Workplace contributed this report/information launch.)