FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary is about to open in Flandreau.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe introduced Friday that it’ll open its first retail location and start promoting hashish Thursday, the day medical marijuana turns into authorized in South Dakota. The tribe mentioned it is already accepting purposes for medical marijuana ID playing cards, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported.
The tribe’s program is impartial of South Dakota’s new legislation and the system that the South Dakota Division of Well being has till October to launch. The state can also be awaiting a Supreme Court decision on whether or not leisure marijuana will develop into authorized beneath a constitutional modification accredited by voters in November.
The Native Nations Hashish Dispensary is about 45 miles north of Sioux Falls.
To qualify by the tribe, an applicant should first be licensed by a medical skilled to have “a continual or debilitating illness or medical situation.” Sufferers who may profit from hashish — reminiscent of these with AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, most cancers, migraines and glaucoma — are eligible with a advice from anybody licensed to prescribe medicine.