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Before visiting a medical marijuana dispensary in South Dakota, you must fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Have a current diagnosis of a qualifying condition 

  • Hold an official written certification from a physician

ARSD 44:90:02 establishes the requirements for applying for a medical cannabis card including:

  • A photocopy of an unexpired form of identification (e.g., driver’s license, passport, US government-issued ID card, tribal ID card, student ID card);

  • A passport-quality photo; and

  • A $75 fee. Low-income individuals (those with gross monthly household income <130% of the federal poverty level) can request a reduced fee by providing documentation of household income.


Applications for a medical cannabis card cannot be processed until the South Dakota Medical Cannabis Program receives the certification for medical cannabis use by the patient’s physician.

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